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Sunday, May 31, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Slice When 150 Have To Go, They Have To Go

We heard about a wedding reception at a house over in Twisp that featured two portable potties in the front yard.

“Elegant” wasn’t the word used by the neighbor with whom we spoke.

The answer was “No”: Judy Ellis has a grandson, Derek, who must have thought that there’s only one reason women check into the hospital. Because when she called her son’s house from there and found herself talking to Derek, he had one question. “Did you get a baby yet?”

When I went back to visit the house I grew up in: “It so happened that a woman I was dating lived there as a tenant,” wrote a South Hill man who asked that he not be identified by name. “While waiting for her in the front room, I told the owner how I remembered walking through the house as a boy while the house was being built in the early ‘60s.”

That can’t be, the owner shot back, arguing that the place was only 7 years old.

“Whoever sold him the house had obviously lied to him,” said our correspondent. “And he must not have researched the title history.”

Slice answer: How much of Montana and Idaho gets washed off Spokane cars and trucks every summer? “About the same amount that blows into Montana and Idaho from Eastern Washington,” wrote Ferdinand Justice of Moses Lake.

It’s happy, it sounds good, et cetera: It doesn’t count as a real summer unless you’ve heard The Turtles’ “Elenore” at least once.

Today’s Slice question: Does grass-burning make people who normally take a dim view of development yearn for the day when streets and parking lots will overtake the fields?

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MEMO: The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

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