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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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It’s too early to carve out their place

By Paul Turner The Spokesman-Review

The fact that pumpkins are already on display outside grocery stores raises a question.

If you bought yours today, what would you do with them for the next seven weeks?

OK, let’s move on.

•Sentence completed: “You should realize you are too old to still be driving when … you cannot hear the instructions from your wife in the passenger seat.” — Roger Lyle

•Suggested Spokane bumper sticker: “Honk if you … love complacency!” — Jim Root

•In the matter of figuring out who was a cheerleader in a previous life: “You usually don’t have to guess,” said Kay Mueller.

She said they usually make sure you know.

•Generation gaps: Michae’l Elaine Alegria was talking about music with her 13-year-old daughter, Sydne.

The girl said she likes a tune called “Here Comes the Sun.”

“I love that song!” her mom exclaimed. “You mean the Beatles version?”

“No, Mom,” said Sydne. “This one is by a guy named George Harrison.”

Oh. Him. Well, he was good, too.

It seems there’s just no end to the things that have to be explained to moms and dads. Here’s another example.

Susan Rauer’s 9-year-old daughter, Jordyn, noted that a neighbor couple have cool names — Eric and Erica. She said it would be great if her own parents had names like that.

Apparently, Jordyn is not impressed with “Susan” and “Clark.”

That led to discussion of just what would constitute stylish parental monikers. Then, faster than a speeding bullet, Susan had a brainstorm.

She said, “Hey, I could be Lois and then we would be Lois and Clark.”

Young Jordyn didn’t think that was such a super idea. “Mom, it’s Lewis and Clark.”

•Two for Tuesday: 1. What are the chances that a job applicant who describes himself as a “motivated team player” is lying?

2. You know you are living large when you get excited about $3 discount coupons for your brand of milk.

•Re: Last weekend’s Slices: Bari Federspiel said the news that Eastern Washington and Haiti have the same telephone area code explains some baffling wrong-number calls.

And several readers speculated that the big spider referred to Sunday probably won’t try to move inside.

•Today’s Slice question: Where were you and what were you doing when you learned what was happening six years ago?

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