April 27, 1995 in Features

The Slice Don’t Put Away Your Sorels Yet

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Regarding the approach of spring and summer.

Um, not so fast there.

Gerry Weiler sent us a May 5, 1981 clipping from the Swell Paper. It shows a group of Spokane boys playing in some fresh snow.

Hey, it could happen again.

It’s wonderful: When people at a barbecue talk about something besides the food.

How to decide if you should feel old, Northwest-style: It’s easy. Just reflect on one fact. The Space Needle in Seattle turned 33 this month.

Two things we could live without: TV weathercasters who feel a need to decide for the rest of us what is or isn’t a pretty day. And people who think big band music and easy listening are the same thing.

The Slice’s Contract With Spokane: Calls for a reform policy about country line-dancing and taking a stand against those “Bitter beer-face” commercials.

Nicknames for the Spokane River:

“The Diamond Necklace.” - Lillian Ravine

“The Charger.” - Gladys Jacobson, Thornton, Wash.

Mass production: Add Jonathan and Tristan Chambers of Valley, Wash., to the list of area children who have put together lots of model World War II aircraft.

Not crying “wolf”: Kathleen White of Post Falls learned to take seriously her young sons’ middle-of-the-night calls to her when she discovered one of them stuck to his bed with a three-pronged fish hook poking through the skin on his knee.

Life with latte: Salina Major told us about how her Uncle Wayne has his motorcycle rigged with a cup holder for his coffee. OK, maybe that’s not all that unusual. But on a Harley?

Warm-up questions: Is there something about being a T-ball parent that makes a person prone to littering? What is the radioactive half-life of hummus-breath?

Today’s Slice question: What’s the most memorable thing you ever found at a yard/garage sale?

MEMO: The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on IN Life. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on IN Life. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.


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