Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Friday, February 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 25° Clear
News >  Features

The Slice Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Still A Mystery

Pee Wee Wee all the way home.

“When our cat, Pee-Wee, disappeared, we gave fliers to everyone within three square blocks,” wrote the Brandvold family. “She was a 14-year-old, declawed, indoor cat, and coyotes are a common sight in our neighborhood. After a month of searching, we assumed the worst.”

Three months later a neighbor called and asked if the Brandvolds were still missing a black cat. (Pee-Wee had been hanging around the neighbor’s yard for a couple of days.)

“Would you believe that after she came back, many people asked us where she had been? Three years later, she still hasn’t told us.”

Old growth: There’s a massive pine on Irv and Georgia Seigle’s property at Curlew Lake, 12 miles from Republic. It measures 188 inches around. Foresters have guessed the tree might have been around before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620.

Louis and Marjorie Johnson in the Spokane Valley have a cottonwood that’s 170 inches in circumference.

That bra belonged to someone else: In her review of a recent Sammy Hagar concert, the Swell Paper’s Winda Benedetti mentioned that a woman attending the show presented the rock singer with a pair of red panties and a matching bra. He hung them on his microphone stand.

Benedetti subsequently received e-mail from a reader who wanted to set the record straight: “The panties were mine but not the bra.”

Guy stuff: A friend has sets of Seattle Pilots baseball cards from two seasons. Yes, that includes the year the team moved to Milwaukee after the cards were printed.

Doesn’t that make you want to quote the late Joe Schultz?

The six keys to happiness:

1. Not having dental problems.

2. A good bathroom.

3. Not thinking about your weight every five seconds.

4. Being around people who listen.

5. Loving/being loved and feeling spiritually fulfilled.

6. Not caring if co-workers don’t greet you in the hall.

Slice answer: Spokane’s Sherman Blake said Grand Coulee Dam ought to be on the Washington quarter.

Today’s Slice question: Spokane has lots of streets named after cities far away…Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Miami, Oakland, San Diego, et cetera. But what is the city farthest from here that has a street named after Spokane?

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Color Photo

MEMO: The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. The great thing about reruns is that you still might get to see that brief but biting “Mystery Science Theater 3000” parody of “Riverdance.”

The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. The great thing about reruns is that you still might get to see that brief but biting “Mystery Science Theater 3000” parody of “Riverdance.”

Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter

Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam@spokesman.com