This was the first item in The Slice on Dec. 10, 1999:
Claudene Uttke isn't fond of the movie "A Christmas Story."
"I hate that thing," she said.
Growing up in Hillyard, her name was Claudene Bumpus. And, in the aforementioned film, a family named Bumpus is portrayed in an unflattering way.
Uttke said that in her own real-life Spokane story, everyone knew the Bumpuses were great neighbors.