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The Slice: When you’ve gotta have it

What is the farthest you have driven to satisfy a food craving?

Were you supported in this gustatory quest or told to get over it?

Let’s move on.

If you were accused of a sensational crime and reporters talked to your neighbors: “It would probably run the gamut from ‘I can’t believe it’ to ‘I always thought there was something strange about him,’ ” said Herb Postlewait.

Randy Severson wondered if it isn’t all but required to say the neighbor in question was “Sort of quiet, kept to himself.”

Just wondering: What percentage of the movies you have seen in the Spokane area were playing at theaters long since shuttered?

Feedback: Myron Molnau observed that Sunday’s multiple-choice allusion to big breakfasts on that day failed to take note of the fact that going to church is part of the schedule for some Slice readers. “Our church has a brunch between services on the second Sunday of the month so we always get a big brunch then. Church potlucks are always the best. The other Sundays, we eat a decent meal at home before church and stay for coffee hour with pastries, hot chocolate and assorted goodies after church.”

An unexpected delight of being a grandparent: “It’s the language, their language,” said Sandra Kimbrough.

About 15 years ago, Sandra had hurt her foot and wasn’t having an easy time getting around. Her concerned 3-year-old granddaughter asked if she was “handicrapped.”

That expression instantly became a treasured family phrase, still in use.

Seven birthdays in May: “Occasionally my birthday occurs on Bloomsday Sunday,” wrote Jeff Nadeau. “This Bloomsday I will turn 65 years old. With 44,000 participants there will probably be about 120 other May Day babies celebrating at Bloomsday.”

He thinks those having a birthday that day ought to be recognized.

“We should be given a central gathering spot along with cake and ice cream. And for good measure everybody participating in Bloomsday should sing the birthday song.”

Jeff believes saluting the Bloomsday Birthday Bunch should become an annual thing. That would be seven different birthdays.

“If this sounds terribly self-serving, it’s because it is. Anyway, I am going to try to walk Bloomsday. Look for the shirt that says ‘5151’ on the front and ‘65’ on the back. That’ll be me.”

Today’s Slice question: If you were allowed one timeout per weekend, when would you use it?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; email pault@spokesman.com. Ask grade schoolers to tell you the population of Spokane.

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