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The Slice When You Said Sprague, Did You Mean The Town Or Street?

You know event organizers have lost faith in people’s knowledge of this area when they ask The Slice to remind the public that a gathering will be “in Coeur d’Alene Park in Spokane’s Browne’s Addition, not in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.”

Refreshment: “During the summer of 1963, when I was 12, my friends and I made hundreds of dollars selling lemonade,” faxed Greenacres resident Deborah Lawrence Hale. “We bought small cans for 10 cents a can, got four glasses per can and sold each glass for 10 cents at the seventh hole at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club. Men usually paid from one to five dollars per glass. Women rarely paid more than 10 cents per glass. It wasn’t until we were older that we realized the men usually supplemented their lemonade.”

Kid stuff: Forrest Moore, 3, overheard his mother, Jill, decrying the state of the family’s yard. So he suggested that she go to a yard sale.

Seen in passing: Spokane cab driver puffing away in a taxi with a big “No Smoking” sign on the dash.

Slice answers: Troy, Montana’s Jennifer Ann Black recalled the time a close friend got a pussy willow stuck in her ear. Other objects readers reported as having gotten jammed in ears included a popcorn kernel, a big fly, a shaft of wheat, breath mints, a tooth, a pencil eraser and a peanut.

Linda Besse, Rita Vennen and truckers Dale and Tracy Laubach are among the members of the Driven from Spokane to Boston on Interstate 90 Club.

Davenport’s Kelli Wilkie reported that her grandfather in the Spokane Valley, Tim Ralph, has had the same swimsuit for 55 years.

And Spirit Lake, Idaho’s Yvonne Jones said the desire to avoid crowds is one reason to not live in Spokane.

Warm-up question: When renting a car, how much do you hate trying to figure out if you need the insurance?

Today’s Slice question: Isn’t sipping coffee in front of Nordstrom an odd way to demonstrate your counterculture sensibilities?

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