February 23, 1995 in Features

The Slice These Are Words To Try To Live By

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Today we note Black History Month by recycling a few words to live by from “An Anthology of Black Folk Wit, Wisdom and Sayings.”

“Confiding a secret to an unworthy person is like carrying grain in a bag with a hole.”

“The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is.”

“Do more, talk less.”

“The price of your hat isn’t the measure of your brain.”

“A chattering bird builds no nest.”

Hodgepodge for 40: There is a place in hell reserved for people who don’t rewind library videotapes.

The Slice estimates that 37 percent of all Spokane area adults are unable to mingle at parties.

You don’t have to be a trout fanatic to enjoy touring the Washington Department of Wildlife’s Spokane Hatchery.

So sue us. We love the way Fred MacMurray calls Barbara Stanwyck “Baby” in “Double Indemnity.”

Don’t be fooled. Slush-splash season isn’t over yet.

Yes, it’s the passenger’s duty to repeatedly point out that the driver has only one finger on the wheel.

How can you tell when you’ve crossed the line and your electric trains have taken over your home?

A great old cat named Portia checked out last week. Rest in peace.

Slice answers: Joe Clark at Smith’s in the Spokane Valley won in a landslide after we asked who is the best salesperson in the Spokane area.

And perhaps our favorite story of jury duty came from a local woman who said she sat next to a “very nice” 60-year-old man who could talk of nothing but his new penile implant. “I was happy for him, but it got to be a little much,” she wrote.

Snacking: “We must stop eating!” cried Toad as he ate another.

“Yes,” said Frog, reaching for a cookie. “We need will power.” - from Arnold Lobel’s “Frog and Toad Together”

Today’s Slice question: How would you rate the Spokane area in terms of its tolerance for whiners?

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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