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The Slice: Just don’t forget your passport

Paul Turner, Spokesman-Review columnist. (The Spokesman-Review)

Several Slice readers said the only non-jerky way to protect your vehicle from door dings and what not in parking lots is to park in what one referred to as Outer Mongolia.

“The extra walking will do you good,” said Tony Macias.

Not home cooking: “I was a very finicky eater when I was young,” wrote Roger Erhart. “I was around 5 years old when we went to visit relatives in Montana. My aunt Annabell made a delicious dinner that I cleaned my plate of. Tucking me into bed that night, my mom told me how proud she was of me for eating all of my dinner. I told her ‘Well, if you cooked like aunt Annabell, I’d eat like that all the time.’

“Forty-nine years later, that story is still remembered.”

Wearing a wristwatch: “My attitude has not changed over the years,” wrote Jerry Sciarrio. “I’m still not too crazy about them. When I was in high school back in the 1970s, I carried a pocket watch. I still do, although now it’s called a cellphone.”

Home rule: Keri Whittekiend explained her husband’s food preparation policy. “No jelly in the peanut butter. It must be kept in pristine condition, free of butter, jelly and crumbs at all times.”

Doesn’t seem like too much to ask.

“I believe he even tried grounding our oldest son at one point because of jelly contamination in the PB.”

Garfield County connections: “People who move to Spokane from Pomeroy somehow find each other,” wrote Pamela Adams.

Adams was living in Spokane when she discovered that her neighbor was also from Pomeroy. And it turned out that Adams’ parents and her neighbor’s parents knew each other.

Then Adams moved to a different Spokane house. Once again, a neighbor turned out to be from Pomeroy. In fact, that neighbor had babysat Adams when she was a small child.

Today’s Slice question: What is the average age of Spokane area residents who know Morse code?

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