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Happy New Year from Evans Brothers! Try Our Coffee in Bonners Ferry at Bread Basket Bakery, Well Life Café, Akins Harvest Foods, & Super 1 Foods.

Visit the Roasting Studio & Lounge in Sandpoint’s Granary District, 524 Church Street

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Have a Happy New Year from Everyone at Yoder’s! We now have quality meats and cheeses from Ohio’s Amish Country! Find us on Facebook!

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“Customer service that measures up!” A Verizon Wireless Authorized Dealer. STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $25: Skull Candy • Retro Phones for Headsets - Very Cool! Beanie Hats with Built in Earphones - Great Sound! & Lots More! Wishing You All a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year

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“Healthy posture is a must. Chiropractors help adjust!” Chiropractic care for the whole family! Men, women, pregnant, mothers, teens and children. Make your appointment today! Dr. Pamela Svec, D.C. 6514 Main Street 208.267.7355

HELPING YOU & YOUR COMMUNITY According to consumer data from 2011, 87 percent of polled shoppers believe that small businesses are a critical component to economic health in the U.S. That 87 percent is spot-on. Small businesses employ nearly half of all private-sector workers and provide 42.9 percent of the private-sector payroll. In addition to generating jobs, thriving locally owned establishments raise real estate values and stimulate entire communities. Small businesses have always helped local communities thrive. Because local businesses recycle money through the community and create jobs, they boost the economy more than chain stores or retailers that aren’t locally owned. They are typically more supportive of local non-profits, arts, youth sports and other organizations. Data from the American Express Independent Retail Index suggest that strong local businesses even lead to greater property values for homeowners. The report discovered the home values in 27 different neighborhoods with booming independent businesses outperformed their broader markets by 50 percent over the last 14 years. So while shopping large retail stores or online can be convenient, we encourage you to take a moment to consider shopping local. These business owners are friends and neighbors and the jobs they create help keep the local economy strong. Owners are passionate about their business and providing you the consumer with a quality product at a fair price. We realize it is not always possible to purchase what you need locally, so we merely ask you to Think Local, Buy Local and Deal It Local! Visit for the areas BEST local deals!


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A little sawmill that can do BIG things for you! 4355 Cow Creek Road Bonners Ferry, Idaho 208.267.1330

Let us bring the beauty of our custom cut wood into your life! Visit our showroom to see samples or check us out on the web! • Custom Flooring and Boards • Large Real Wood Beams--Up to 44’ Long • Decorative Mantles, Desktops, Counters, etc. • House Logs Owners: Gary and Brandon Regehr


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ippie Chic Cosmetics came to life in my home in Moyie Springs, Idaho after my sister-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and had many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Her skin suffered the effects of all of the toxins that were being put into her body. Her hands were oozing and infected and she got prescription creams from the doctor that weren’t helping. So, I started making salves to help her heal them. It was rewarding to see the “natural” stuff was working when steroid creams weren’t. So, next it was lotions, face creams, bug sprays, etc. You get the idea...I studied a lot, experimented a lot, messed up a lot, and then created a lot of good stuff! And, now I’m sharing it. I’m not a physician and I don’t have a degree, but I do know that God gave us a lot of good things that we can use to either heal or help the body with.

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And, last but not least - A Day Spa...I offer Facials, Manicures, and Long-Hair Specialty Items such as feathers and extensions. Fun Stuff! A little bit of variety for Bonners Ferry! We are located across the street from the Library Parking Lot. My shop hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9am-5:30pm and Saturday from 10am-3pm. (Closed Sunday and Monday). During the holiday season I will have some extended hours and in the summer time I am open earlier.

Here’s a Little Bit of What I Have to Offer: Organic Lotions, Lotion Bars, Face Creams, Men’s After Shave Balms, Deodorants, Body Sprays, Bath Salts, Clay Masks, Bath Bars, Organic Lip Balms and Lip Shades, and a Mineral Cosmetics Line (Pure Minerals with NO fillers).... I also have a lot of locally hand-made items such as hats,

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Lewiston Livestock Market Where your cattle always bring more.

Now offering Hair Extensions, Feathers & Long Hair Cuts!

Natural and Pure Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Foundation, Eye Powders, Cheek Colors including Bronzers and Blushes, Eye Liner, Lip Liner, Mascara, Lip Colors, & Lip Balms.

Natural and Organic Skin Care Products Lotions, Lotions Bars, Body Butters, Creams, Salves, Bug Sprays, Deodorants, Bath Salts, Body Sprays, Face Creams for all skin types (including an Acne Formula).

Infrared Sauna Healing benefits from detox and weight loss to bringing the body to a pain free state. $15 for individual session or monthly packages available depending on your needs.

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Facial steaming, massage (including face, neck, & shoulders), and clay mask. $45 and lasts approximately 1 & 1/2 hours. We also have a Coffee Bar, and carry Christian Literature & Used BRAND NAME Jeans! 6389 Kootenai Street | Bonners Ferry | 208.267.2442


Dodge Peak Lodge

Dodge Peak Lodge and 505 Steak & Sushi ARTICLE BY MIKE WELAND


here’s a new, upscale eatery in town, 505 Steak & Sushi, which officially opened in Boners Ferry November 30.

The business, formerly known as Bear Creek Lodge, has been undergoing a steady and on-going transformation since being purchased by Kevin and Jennifer McLeish early last spring. Now named Dodge Peak Lodge/505 Steak & Sushi, the dining room and kitchen have undergone a major remodel to bring out the ambiance of the natural wood construction and take full advantage of the warm beauty in the dining area of the new restaurant.

finishing when she learned of the new venture and came home to interview. She returned to Wenatchee, learned she’d been accepted as manager, graduated June 16, packed up and moved back to Bonners Ferry with her son, Kobe, now in the eighth grade at Boundary County Middle School. Tim Linton had been the chef at the Coeur d’Alene Resort for about a year when he saw an ad for the new Dodge Peak Lodge and a new restaurant that hadn’t been given a formal name yet. On a whim, he and his wife, Angela, made the drive north and liked what they saw, and just like that, one of the hardest to fill positions in any restaurant, that of chef, was filled.

Before taking over at the restaurant, Tim had grown up in Seaside, Oregon, and he began working at Dagget’s Restaurant, starting out on the ground floor and working closely with two classically trained French chefs until, two years later, he was made chef and for the next 20-years he took on ever While the work was underway through the summer, concerns greater responsibilities in about staffing fell by the wayside almost serendipitously. the Keg Restaurant chain, which operates 105 restaurants in the United States and 85 in Tamra Hiatt, who was raised in Bonners Ferry but moved Canada. away to pursue a career with Kia, was living in Wenatchee when, after 13 years, Kia cut staff. She decided to go to school “By training, I’m a French chef,” he said, “But over the years to pursue an accounting and business degree and was just I’ve worked all cuisines. So now I call myself a ‘contemporary

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Thanks for another great year from all of us! Have a Happy New Year!

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French chef with my own flair!” And that flair fits perfectly with the concept behind 505 Steak & Sushi, so named because it’s near milepost 505 on Highway 95. “We’re upscale and semicasual,” Tamra said. The menu, as the remainder of the name implies, includes steak, seafood and sushi. There’s prime rib and fresh salmon, a variety of burgers, including their signature burger; a half pound patty of fresh beef snuggled between two grilled cheese sandwiches. All the sauces and soups are made fresh from scratch. There’s a full children’s menu, a fine selection of beer and wine, and the focus, Tamra said, is on featuring local meats and wines. In addition to fine dining, 505 Steak & Sushi is also going to be a great place for special occasions, business meetings and other get-togethers, and a place for sports fans as well. Each Sunday will be “Super Sports Sunday,” with a game on the big screen and plenty of snacks, including wings.

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On New Years Eve, they’re bringing in comedian Daryl Makk, who has regaled audiences in the U.S., Canada and Australia since first taking the stage in 1993, for an evening of fine dining and fun, or just fun if you’re so inclined. By reservation only, the evening begins with dinner at 7pm and comedy at 9pm. Admission is $35 per person or $65 a couple, which includes an entrée meal of prime rib, pork tenderloin or salmon, and the Daryl Makk show. For those wanting only to see the show, admission is $15. Plans are also underway for a big Super Bowl party February 3, and 505 Steak & Sushi is already taking reservations for upcoming holiday parties. Formally, 505 Steak & Sushi is at 5952 Main Street, just south of Bonners Ferry, right at Funkhouser Street, though milepost 505 is much easier to remember. To learn more, make reservations or book a party, call 208.267.7268. You can also visit their website at, or visit them on Facebook.

Well Life Cafe’ Have a Happy New Year!

Happy Hour 6-7:30pm!

12” Single Topping Pizza, $5 each* *Expires 01/18/2013.

Take and Bake Pizza | Real Fruit Smoothies Cookies | Hard Ice Cream | Espresso Drinks Call or text 208.610.0801 today to have your order hot and ready to go & check out our specials on Facebook!

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Sandpoint Movers, Your Hometown Mover • Household & office relocation specialist • Complete line of boxes • Packing supplies • Loading & unloading services Scan the QR code with a smart phone to view our website! • 208.265.5506 1326 Baldy Mountain Road • Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 December 2012 | BONNERS FERRY NEWSLINE  9

Healthy Living

Stick to a Winter-Wellness Routine HOW TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY HEALTHY & AVOID THE FLU


ost of us can’t survive the winter without falling prey to at least one virus, infection or zealous set of cold germs. The phrase “winter wellness” sometimes seems like an oxymoron.

After all, staying indoors in a closed air system makes people more susceptible to certain germs. Winter’s affection for cold, dry air means germs will stay airborne longer. Just like adding layers of hats and scarves, we must add layers of immune support to bolster our defenses. For many families, the flu vaccine is a viable option, but don’t take any chances. Fortify your body’s immune system by making smart dietary choices, too. To keep your family healthy through the winter cold/flu season, use the following advice to keep the sniffles at bay. Keep vitamins, minerals and supplements on hand. In addition to vitamin C, zinc, echinacea and fish oil are all proven to strengthen immunity. If natural herbs and roots aren’t cutting it, use reliable flu medicine like products from Rexall. For over 100 years, Rexall products have been working to keep families healthy during cold/flu season.

Rexall products are available at more than 10,000 Dollar General locations, making them affordable to all kinds of families. Learn more at Stock kitchen with immune-system boosters. A healthy diet is one of the most effective ways to help the body fend off illness, but you have to know what you’re looking for. Green tea helps fight viruses, especially if combined with anti-inflammatories like ginger. The more vitamin C, the merrier, so get your daily serving(s) of orange juice. Add cashews for healthy fats and extra antioxidants. Other edible flu-fighters include mushrooms, red peppers, sweet potatoes, garlic, whole grains and beans. Common sense is king. Common sense rules for hygiene are twice as important during cold weather. Be extra diligent about the basics—i.e., cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing, and carefully wash your hands often. Remember, the more tired or worn out you feel, the longer your immune system will take to respond. So, get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water.

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ore than one in three seniors over age 65 fall each year, and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) says 80 percent of these falls are in the bathroom. Due to the multitude of unforgiving and slippery surfaces, bathrooms are very hazardous for the home. Knowing how to get in and out of tubs and showers properly and equipping homes with necessary safety precautions can reduce senior falls, keep them out of the emergency room and possibly extend their life. According to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.6 million older adults seek emergency care each year for fall-related injuries, fractures or head trauma. In addition to potentially losing their independence, seniors 65 years old and up have a 25 percent chance of dying within six months to a year if they fall and break a hip. Seniors are vulnerable to falls for many reasons -- eyesight and reflexes aren’t as razor-sharp as they used to be, not to mention the balance issues posed by diabetes, heart disease, thyroid conditions and various medications. One of the most effective ways to preserve balance is to stay active with an exercise regimen. Ask your doctor about exercises designed to improve balance, stability and overall mobility, such as moderate yoga. But, another preventative method recommended by physicians is installing a shower or tub built around the unique needs of elderly adults. For example, Safe Step Tub Walk-In Tub Company’s new walk-in shower has a foldable

chair, flexible shower wand, grab bars, ultra-low step up and other senior-friendly features. And since the cost of retirement is high for many seniors, installation is included in the price. To find out more about these showers and walk-in tubs or to request a free brochure and DVD, visit news Besides a customized shower or bath, NIA and the American Geriatrics Society advise the following bathroom safety precautions for seniors: • Non-slip rubber mats in front of sink, toilet and shower/bath. • Grab bars inside and outside of shower/bath and on either side of the toilet (these are much stronger than towel racks, which aren’t meant to support weight). • Bright lights that are easily accessible.


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Calendar of Events High School Sports Wrestling

12/22 - Kellogg, Home, 6pm. 01/05 - Sandpoint, Away, 9am. 01/08 - Timberlake, Away, 6pm. 01/11 - Rocky Mtn. Classic, Away, 11am. 01/12 - Rocky Mtn. Classic, Away, 9am. 01/18 -Kellog Invite, Away, TBA. 01/18 - Clearwater Classic, Away, 3pm.

Girls Varsity Basketball

12/20 - Sandpoint, Home, 6pm. 12/27 - West Valley, Away, 2:15pm. 12/28 - West Valley, Away, 4pm. 01/08 - Priest River, Away, 7:30pm. 01/10 - Post Falls, Home, 7pm. 01/12 - CDA Charter, Home, 3pm. 01/17 - Coeur d’Alene, Away, 7pm.

Boys Varsity Basketball

12/20 - Sandpoint, Home, 8pm. 12/27 - West Valley, Away, 5:45pm. 12/28 - West Valley, Away, 7:30pm. 01/05 - Lake City, Away, 3pm. 01/12 - CDA Charter, Home, 5:30pm.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

DECEMBER / JANUARY December 21- “Late Night Shopping”. Buy Local this year. Participating businesses will be open until 7pm. Come enjoy a late night shopping trip and keep crossing off that Christmas list. December 21 & 23 - “Bonners Ferry Community Choir Christmas Concert”. The Grand Finale. This is the concert that for years has ushered in the Christmas holiday for our community. “Swingin’ on a Star: the BF Children’s Choir. Suggested donation is $10 or $25 for a family. This event will begin at 7:30pm on Friday and 3pm on Sunday. The performance will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church at 6784 Cody St. December 22 & 23 - “Christmas Carolers”. Christmas carolers will be in the village, around the campfire and Christmas tree spreading holiday cheer. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served and the village Christmas lights will be glowing. Bring family and friends from 3:30pm-4:15pm and get into the Christmas spirit! December 23 - “StoryTelling Company’s Christmas Show”. Di Luna’s Café in Sandpoint will be hosting this annual Christmas show featuring a reading of “Caleb’s Miracle,” a Christmas story from the Old West. Arrive for dinner at 5pm, the show begins at 6pm. Music from local artists makes this an evening of great entertainment for the entire family. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids under 12 (not including dinner or drinks). Call for reservations. 208.263.0846. December 25- “Christmas Eve Service”. Mountain Springs Church will have a

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Special telling of the Christmas story from the Caraway Street Puppets. All are welcome. To find out more, call 208.267.7777. Services will be held at 5pm and 7pm at 6789 Main Street. December 25- Merry Christmas! December 28 - “Moonlight Snowshoe Hike”. Full moon snowshoe hikes are back for the 2012-13 winter season. Join our Activity Center staff as we snowshoe through majestic old growth forests to picnic point with only the moonlight to light our way. Capture a great view of Sandpoint and the surrounding area from picturesque Picnic Point. This event begins at 6pm and lasts approximately 3 hours. Advanced registration is required and the fee is $30. The fee includes rentals, hosted hike, headlamp and hot chocolate. December 29 “David Raitt and the Baja Boogie Band”. David Raitt (brother of Bonnie Raitt) brings his high energy funk, blues, rock band to Di Luna’s Café in Sandpoint. The concert begins at 7:30pm and doors open at 5:30pm for dinner. Tickets for the show are $12 and can be purchased at Di Luna’s or over the phone. 208.263.0846. December 31 - “New Year’s Eve Party”. Schweitzer is saying goodbye to 2012 and kicking off 2013 with a New Year’s Eve celebration and concert guaranteed to make you dance your socks off! This New Year’s Eve celebration, taking place on the entire upper floor of the Lakeview Lodge, is for adults 21+ and will include two bands, drink specials, free late night snacks, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets will sell out so buy yours now by calling the Activity Center at 208.255.3081.

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January 1 - “New Years Day”. Now is the time to start something new. January 3, 4, 5, 6 - “SARS NW Cup Ski Races”. Go to for more information about these FIS Super G and GS races. January 9 - “The Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative Meeting”. TMDL subcommittee will meet at 8:30 am at the Boundary County Extension Office. Topics will include the DEQ Kaizen process, five year temperature monitoring results, strategy and the 2012 integrated report. To find out more, call Patty at 208.267.3519 extension 551, or email patty@kootenai. org. January 10 - “American Legion Post”. Meeting with a soup supper at 6:15 pm at the Veteran Memorial Hall, Boundary County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact Commander Spence at 208.304.2910. January 14 - “The Kootenai Valley

Resource Initiative Birthday”. A birthday party and review of the Buckhorn Project/CFLRP will be held at 7 pm at the Boundary County extension office. To find out more information, call Patty at 208.267.3519, extension 551, or email January 12 - “Winter Trails Day”. Come try out our cross country ski trails and snowshoe trails for FREE today on Schweitzer. January 19 - “Northern Lights at Schweitzer”. Come check out our torchlight parade and fireworks, followed by live music and party in Taps. Unexpected Passing of Dr. Lucero Ernest Lucero, M.D. passed away at his home unexpectedly on Saturday, December 15. Dr. Lucero was part of the medical community in Boundary County for over 33 years. Arriving in Bonners Ferry in 1971, he worked with Dr. Edwards as a Physician Assistant. He left the community to continue his education and obtain a degree as a medical doctor

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from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon completion of his degree, he returned to Bonners Ferry setting up a solo practice. He discovered a love of medicine after he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. That love of medicine became the driving force in his life, leading him through two tours in Vietnam helping sick and wounded marines, then on to a lifetime of service to the community of Boundary County. “Enough good things cannot be said about Ernie Lucero,” said Johnson. “His family, our community, our entire hospital family, and his patients have suffered a great loss. He was truly one of a kind and will not be forgotten.”

Business Guide AUTOMOTIVE Riverside Auto Center New and used auto sales, parts, service and body shop. 6471 Bonner Street | Bonners Ferry, ID 208.267.3100 or 800.235.4103. BEAMS AND FLOORING HOME INTERIOR PROBuild Cabinets, decking, doors, millwork, siding & trim and windows. 1411 North Division Street Sandpoint, ID. 208.263.8224. Thick ‘n’ Thin Your hometown sawmill for builders, remodelers and do-it-yourself-ers. 4355 Cow Creek Road | Bonners Ferry, ID. 208.267.1330. COFFEE Evans Brothers Exceptional organic and competition coffees roasted daily onsite, prepared by the region’s best baristas. Pick up Evans Brothers Cofffe at Super 1 and Akin’s Foods. 524 Church Road by the historic granary tower in Sandpoint Idaho. 208.265.5553. CONSTRUCTION / REMODELS / CUSTOM HOMES Selle Valley Construction 401 Bonner Mall Way, Suite

FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE Lakeview Funeral Home & Cremation Service 301 South Olive | Sandpoint, Idaho. 208.263.3180. FURNITURE Beck’s Furniture 6443 McCall Street | Bonners Ferry, ID 1.888.267.0914 or 208.267.7267. MEDICAL/PHARMACY Chiropractic Care Chiropractic care for the whole family! Dr. Pamela Svec, D.C. 6514 Main Street | Bonners Ferry, ID. 208.267.7355. PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS Vapor Depot All of Your E-Cig Needs for Less! 300 Bonner Mall Way | Ponderay, ID 1.877.867.0965 | PARTIES & ENTERTAINMENT Magic By Star Star Alexander, Magical Edutainer. Birthdays, Holiday Parties, School Shows, Special Events. 208.610.8656.

QUILTING Callie’s Niche Fun and unique fabrics, quilting, mending and alterations. 6429 Bonner Street | Bonners Ferry, ID 208.267.1583. Website: Email: TAX SERVICES/ PAYROLL SERVICES Rhoads Tax Service Gary R. Rhoads, Tax Specialist. 6476 Main Street, Suite B, Bonners Ferry, ID. 208.267.5889 SPA/SALON Mane Street Hair Full service salon. 6451 McCall Street, Suite A Bonners Ferry, ID. 208.267.1170. VARIETY STORE Huckleberry Variety Things for everyday and those special occasions. 7214 Main Street | Bonners Ferry, ID. 208.267.3286.

PHONE SERVICE E.T. Wireless - Verizon Wireless 6665 Main Street | Bonners Ferry, ID. 208.267.7100

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Activities & Fun

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On New Year’s Eve, Marilyn stood up in the local pub and said that it was time to get ready. At the stroke of midnight, she wanted every husband to be standing next to the one person who made his life worth living. Well, it was kind of embarrassing. As the clock struck, the bartender was almost crushed to death.


At a friend’s wedding, everything went smoothly until it was time for the flower girl and her young escort to come down the aisle. The boy stopped at every pew, growling at the guests. When asked afterward why he behaved so badly, he explained, “I was just trying to be a good ring bear.”


Jemima was taking an afternoon nap on New Year’s Eve before the festivities. After she woke up, she confided to Max, her husband, “I just dreamed that you gave me a diamond ring for a New Year’s present. What do you think it all means?” “Aha, you’ll know tonight,” answered Max smiling broadly. At midnight, as the New Year was chiming, Max approached Jemima and handed her small package. Delighted and excited she opened it quickly. There in her hand rested a book entitled: “The meaning of dreams”.


On New Year’s Eve, Daniel was in no shape to drive, so he sensibly left his van in the car park and walked home. As he was wobbling along, he was stopped by a policeman. “What are you doing out here at four o’clock in the morning?” asked the police officer. “I’m on my way to a lecture,” answered Roger. “And who on earth, in their right mind, is going to give a lecture at this time on New Year’s Eve?” enquired the constable sarcastically. “My wife,” slurred Daniel grimly.

THE LECTURE As in many homes on New Year’s Day, my wife and I faced the annual conflict of which was more important – the football games on television, or the dinner itself. To keep peace, I ate dinner with the rest of the family, and even lingered for some pleasant after-dinner conversation before retiring to the family room to turn on the game. Several minutes later, my wife came downstairs and graciously even bought a cold drink for me. She smiled, kissed me on the cheek and asked what the score was. I told her it was the end of the third quarter and that the score was still nothing to nothing. “See?” she said, continuing to smile, “You didn’t miss a thing.”


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