May 13, 1995 in Features

The Slice Watch Out, It’s A Free-For-All At Most Area Garage Sales

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Rose Ann Hosler had a somewhat absent-minded friend who got a little warm while at a garage sale. So he took off his sweater and put it down. Not long after that, he wound up buying it.

Slice answers: We liked the regional pride in Jeanne Lindeen’s suggestion for an 11th commandment aimed specifically at the Inland Northwest: “Thou shalt not gloat.”

Linda Torretta offered “Thou shalt not call any of the lakes by name.”

Rick Barclay, Nancy Armstrong and several others suggested commandments addressing various offenses of Spokane area drivers.

And another reader said “It’s Inland Empire not Inland Northwest, and thou shall honor thy name.”

Before it was in 3-D: Jennifer Huck, 9, was in the skywalk and asked about those historic sepia-toned photos of downtown. That’s how the city looked long ago, she was told. She mulled that. And then, about 15 minutes later, she asked “Did Spokane always used to be in black and white?”

Bloomsday by proxy: Scott Lewis didn’t run the race. Neither did his father, Gene. But Scott still enjoyed playfully giving his dad a hard time over the fact that another Scott Lewis posted a faster time than another Gene Lewis.

Call (800) 334-4843: If you believe that it is time Betty Rubble got to be one of the Flintstones Vitamins.

Press release of the week: “Nude recreation is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry in the 90s, according to the American Association for Nude Recreation.”

Yes, but is it art: If you have some beads, board game parts, colorful wire or old costume jewelry that you’re thinking of tossing, wait. The Spokane Art School can use that stuff. Call 328-0900 for details.

Today’s Slice questions: What’s the best reason to visit downtown Spokane? What’s the best reason to avoid it?

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


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