It wouldn’t be just an excuse to throw some midwinter parties. Though there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. And no rational person would suggest this might solve all of Spokane’s problems. Or any of them, for that matter. But it would be interesting if we had a cluster of “The Year You Moved Here” parties. Those who came to Spokane in 1974 could congregate in one venue on the appointed day. Those who moved here in 1993 would meet somewhere else. Et cetera, et cetera.
Readers’ recollections of having breakfast at their grandparents’ homes reminded Jeff Neuberger of a treasured family story. “When our daughter was learning to talk she would mispronounce words, like most kids. For a while we thought she’d need a speech therapist. My parents thought she needed counseling after a short discussion at breakfast one morning.”Here’s the story. (For what it’s worth, Jeff spent years as a military chaplain. And the daughter in question is now 35, with kids of her own.)
Dave Payne recalled growing up in Montana with three Cheerios-eating sisters. He couldn’t stand them. (Cheerios that is, not his sisters.) “They were girly food.”So what did young Dave eat? “Wheaties. Breakfast of champions! Hu rah!”Back in the ’60s, MAD magazine once referred to Wheaties as “Breakfast of chimps … also a mild detergent,” but that’s another story. Collecting stuff for future art projects: Here’s one from Linda Karr, who lives up in Newport.
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Selecting a term
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