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Huckleberries: Whoa there Pilgrim … Take ’er easy on the squash

It’s not every day that you feel betrayed by butternut squash. But David Townsend, communications director of the Coeur d’Alene Library, feels bamboozled after grazing at the swell salad bar at Pilgrim’s Market in Midtown Coeur d’Alene.

Huckleberries: Not your usual business card, but it did the trick

Contractor Kevin Serr of Compass Construction, a disaster restoration business, usually doesn’t receive a resume scribbled on the back of a Keystone Light beer box that once held 12 cans of 12 fluid ounces. But he did this week. From a fellow named Ken. And the Spokane contractor was intrigued enough by the unusual job application to give the man a second look.

Author connects with Vietnam veterans through book about ex-husband

At the sight of me cradling an M-60 like the one he carried in Vietnam, Grady Myers would have rocked back on his heels and wiped tears of laughter from under his thick eyeglasses. Julie, complete with silver swoosh in her hair, was a 5-foot-3 machine gun granny.

Book Notes: Vietnam memoir a unique partnership

Julie Titone and Grady Myers were married when they started work on his Vietnam memoir “Boocoo Dinky Dow.” They finished it as a divorced couple when Myers became bedridden; he died in 2011. Titone, a former Spokesman-Review editor and reporter, will read from the self-published memoir, which features Myers’ illustrations, at 7 p.m. Friday at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Titone, who now works at Washington State University in Pullman, took a few minutes to answer five questions about the book.