Some things were built to last.
“I am wondering if 1947 was a banner year for marriages lasting 50 years?” wrote Spokane’s Donna Mahan.
Judging from personal experience, she suspects she already knows the answer.
In that year, she was married in Seattle and her brother got married in Spokane. And Mahan’s husband has two brothers who got married in 1947 - one in Tennessee and one in Maryland. All celebrate golden anniversaries this year.
Couples getting married in 1997 will need to stay together until 2047 to do the same. Good luck.
Pipe down, please: “In Spokane, you can tell two people are on a first date if they talk in the theater through the entire movie, not just the quieter parts as do people on their second dates,” wrote Lisa A. Nunlist.
Hot times: A group of fourth-graders in the Spokane Valley has been corresponding with some kids in the Phoenix area. And just recently, one of the local pen pals noted in a letter that it had been “really hot” lately in Spokane, with the temperature climbing all the way up to 55 degrees.
We predict the kids in Arizona will laugh. Then they’ll write back and say that 55 degrees is nothing compared to springtime in Phoenix.
And then a Spokane fourth-grader will reply, “Yes, but that’s a dry heat.”
He’ll be playing songs from his new CD, “Linus & Lucy - The Music of Vince Guaraldi”: Pianist George Winston has scheduled 13 concerts in Montana between April 30 and May 25. If you want details, give us a call.
Slice answers: Coded messages spoken over the intercom alerting other restaurant employees to the presence of good-looking customers have included “Prime rib in the window” and “Ice water up front.”
Warm-up question: The lives of how many local families would be simplified if District 81 and the community colleges had the same spring break? How many Spokane area residents are trying to get out-of-town friends or family members to come for the Vince Gill concert and then stay for Bloomsday?
, DataTimes MEMO: Today’s Slice question: Do you regularly use a garden tool or household implement that once belonged to your parents or grandparents and do you have a special feeling about it? The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. If you ranked local neighborhoods, it would be tough to beat Browne’s Addition when it comes to sheer volume of bird chatter at sunrise.