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It’s a good bet this summer brought out familiar shades from 2005

Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s sampling:

FROM 2005:

Everybody knows about farmer tans.

But what sort of color pattern do light-skinned people in your profession tend to acquire during the summer?

Accountant tans? Barista tans?

FROM 1999:

Family milestone: “You asked awhile ago what event would make this summer memorable,” wrote a reader we’ll call Em. “I’d have to say it would be that my husband had his vasectomy the Friday before Father’s Day and (for Father’s Day) the kids and I gave him a bicycle.”

FROM 1998:

Agree or disagree: Those who grew up in the Inland Northwest tend to have quieter speaking voices than people who moved here as adults.

FROM 1996:

We still wonder.

Did people who came here in response to that slogan of a few years ago – “Spokane, you’ll love it here” – decide after coming that they did, in fact, love it here?

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