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The Slice: Before taking that autumnal leap of faith

Sometimes we live and learn.

So here’s a question for you.

What taught you to never jump on a pile of leaves without checking it out first?

Let’s move on.

The thing that is keeping you from becoming a snowbird: “I’m 86 now and have been a winter sports lover all my life,” wrote Helen Ray.

“There is no amount of money that could draw us away from our wonderful, beautiful winters at Diamond Lake in our little red cabin,” wrote Dee Hargitt.

Molly Schemmel wonders: Where do people who possess GU basketball season tickets keep them in their homes?

“Mine live in my second dresser upstairs in the top drawer in the far back in a little box.”

Slice answer: How often do kids actually fall off the top bunk?

Kimberly Lusk, assistant features editor and the first person to read that particular column in our computer system, had an answer.

“At least once a generation. Eliza and I both fell off the top bunk at age 7. I needed stitches in the back of my head, she needed a wrist brace. A few days later, she needed stitches on her forehead from another crash, this one involving a kitchen island. There’s no doubting she’s her mother’s daughter.”

Old-school parenting: Darleen Beedy’s dad was a chain smoker who did not allow the family to roll down the windows in the car because he believed it hurt gas mileage.

“Needless to say, neither my brother or I smoke.”

Slice reader Doug Burr on the Riverfront Park Ice Ribbon: “All I can say is curling is going to be a real challenge now.”

The thing that I simply don’t give a rip about but the S-R seems obsessed with is …: “Professional sports.” – Mike Chamberlain

“Old editorials.” – Mary Morris

“Potholes.” – Una Zeck (she later amended her answer, saying that’s really more of a TV news thing)

“Trump.” – Kathy Hansen

This might be a good occasion to remind readers that though he is sorely tempted on many occasions, your Slice host does not always insist on having the last word.

Today’s Slice question: How often, when watching a drama or comedy on TV, do you critique the demands of a certain role by offering “I could have played that part”?

Write The Slice at P. O Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; email So what happens if you show up at someone’s door presenting a shot glass on a night that is not Halloween?

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