Summer’s unofficial launching is just two weeks away.
So get ready to take notes. Soon we’ll be asking for your “How I Spent My Vacation” essays.
Slice answers: Cheryl Everard said her visitors from other parts of the country usually want to head home with a box of Washington apples.
Phil Duval’s guests long for Mount St. Helens ash. He can oblige because he has a huge can of the stuff.
Washtucna’s Bessie Allen also has a good supply of volcanic ash, which is still a big hit with her visitors.
In another matter, Caralee Schmitz said border guards at the state line would ask “Are you entering Idaho to license your Mercedes or motorhome?”
Michele Bartelson suggested that they would inquire “Are you going to Kelly’s?” or “Are you coming from Kelly’s?”
A fellow IN Lifer said they would ask “Do you have a bi-level haircut and if not, do you intend to get one?”
One caller guessed the guards would ask if you had apple maggots concealed about your person.
Oops: Japan’s Attain Corp. developed a CD-ROM for teaching English to Japanese elementary school children. The first screen reads “Hello, Freiends!” - Japan Airlines newsletter
Felines and fate: “If the first person a cat looks at after washing itself is young and single that person will marry soon.” - from “Knock on Wood: A Serendipitous Selection of Superstitions”
Just wondering: Should sticking fliers beneath windshield wipers be considered a felony offense?
Home remodeling disaster: A reader named Dana told about how the tar her husband put on the roof last summer dripped off and made a monumental mess of everything.
Local wit: We’re convinced that at least a few people enter Hoopfest mainly because they’ve come up with team names too good to waste.
Warm-up question: Do residents of the many Spokane area towns that start with the letter “C” know something the rest of us don’t?
Today’s Slice question: What would archaeologists discover if they made your couch the site of a dig?
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