We predict the PBS documentary on Lewis and Clark will prompt a national surge of babies being named Meriwether or Bird Woman.
Close enough: The Country Ranch bed and breakfast is on South Greenferry Road just outside Coeur d’Alene. And the folks who run the place, Ann and Harry Holmberg, have seen correspondents mess up their address in several ways. One wrote “Green Fairy.” But perhaps their favorite variation arrived in the mail just recently. It had them at “Sour Green Ferry Road.”
Remember Veterans Day: If you see this in time, you might want to consider setting your VCR to record “The Best Years of Our Lives,” on AMC this morning starting at 8.
It’s more than 50 years old now. But it remains one of the best film depictions of the adjustment challenges awaiting soldiers and sailors returning from war.
No comment: A friend came across a 19th century map that spells the name of the Adams county seat “Ditzville.”
So is that where dumb blonde jokes started?
No. A cheerful woman at that community’s City Hall assured us that, in modern times, it has always been Ritzville, never Ditzville.
Say again: We stood behind a woman at a drugstore who said she wanted to buy some “sheep’s wool.”
The sharp employee behind the cash register figured out that she probably wanted moleskin.
New school mascots: “Ferris Wheels.” - Katie Rickard “Rogers Wilcos.” - Gary Mors
Only in Spokane: We heard from a woman who reported that her husband has been selling blood plasma with the idea of earning enough money to buy a golf cart.
Overheard at the KSPS tote bags, tapes and T-shirts sale Saturday morning: “There’s nothing here that I really need, but I want all of it.”
Name that dish: Spokane’s Zane Kneff likes to whip up a tasty fried meatloaf and cheddar cheese number called “Zaney Burgers.”
Warm-up question: Is that glossy KREM-TV advertising circular - “You’re invited to share some of our anchors’ special holiday memories” - the scariest piece of junk mail you’ve received in a long time?
Today’s Slice question: What’s the longest personal phone conversation you’ve ever had while at work?
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