March 28, 1997 in Features

The Slice Some Lessons Are Learned Early, Maybe Even A Little Too Early

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Shelby Grigsby’s big sister was on her case about something or other.

Nothing new there. According to their mom, the older girl frequently finds fault with 4-year-old Shelby.

In fact, listening to her big sister’s bossy criticisms has left Shelby almost world-weary. After this latest round, she turned her attention to her doll. “Don’t worry, baby,” Shelby said softly. “You’ll get used to it.”

Enter The Slice’s Caption Contest: All you’ve got to do is come up with a snippet of dialogue or a written-out thought-bubble. Something that at least partially explains what is going on in that picture, taken from a ridiculous 1977 made-for-TV movie.

The winner will receive an official Expo ‘74 postcard, in addition to being saluted in The Slice.

All entries must be in writing. And they must arrive at Slice Headquarters by 5 p.m. on April 7.

One final note. You’ll improve your chances of winning if you somehow find a way to localize your caption for that scene. Good luck.

Scenes from a mall: A local woman spotted U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt in the men’s department at the NorthTown J.C. Penney’s. She didn’t know that he wasn’t a store employee. And she liked the way he was dressed. So she asked him to help her pick out a tie for her father.

She didn’t press the matter after learning he was her congressman. But really, is it too much to ask for a constituent to get her representative to help her choose neckwear?

Attention all Spokane area softball players: At the end of the upcoming season, The Slice will crown “The Biggest Jerk of the Year.” So be on the lookout for prime examples of poor sportsmanship, childish behavior and on-the-field tantrums.

Thanks: To the readers who shared words or phrases in other languages that express something better than anything English has to offer. After we’ve had a chance to check spellings and what not, we’ll share a few. But that might take a while. So in the meantime, feel free to unfasten your seat belt and move about the cabin.

Role models: People with great bodies who never wear tight clothes.

Just wondering: Do you ever get the feeling that a lot of people around here wear sunburns like some sort of Lifestyle Seal of Approval?

Today’s Slice question: What two Inland Northwest residents would you pay to see play a game of catch?

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MEMO: 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. One great thing about walking in neighborhoods is you get to see kids’ chalk art on sidewalks.

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. One great thing about walking in neighborhoods is you get to see kids’ chalk art on sidewalks.


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