Postcards pile up as summer travel kicks into high gear

A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.


-- Humphrey Bogart

This is what it's like to be known as a baseball fan.

I was busy at work the other afternoon when Leslie and Eric Olig , of Augusta, telephoned my desk to inform me they were calling from Cooperstown, N.Y., and the Baseball Hall of Fame.

They said it was a great place (I agreed), and the kids loved it.

Other baseball-loving travelers sent a cool card showing Busch Stadium in St. Louis, home of the Cardinals, but didn't sign a name.

Speaking of baseball, it was good seeing everyone at the History Museum's weekend book signing for former major leaguer Lou Brissie , of North Augusta.

A fine book about a fine man.


MORE CARDS: I've got a huge stack of vacation postcards, so let's get started.

James and Camilla Hooper took a tour of Savannah, Ga. Lorri Moffatt and Will and Steven send several cards from Maine.

David and Julia were in Colorado, where the high was 74 degrees and the low was 38. Elizabeth and Mac Copeland were in Colorado, too.

It's also cool in Alaska, according to Ruth and Ed Smith , of Martinez.

George and Julie Berry send our first card from New Jersey and Philadelphia. Doris and Marty Charnock are in Florida.

Alan , Elizabeth , Pat and DeeDee were having "a great time at Tybee in our round sunglasses."

Ruth Anne and Rick Evans , of Aiken, are in Charleston for a combo birthday/ anniversary trip. Edd and Frances , of North Augusta, are in Charleston, too.

The Gadapees , of Evans, sent a card from Augusta ... Maine, and New Hampshire.

Peg Randall and Pat Mosely are having a great time in Hilton Head Island. Joseph and Lorinda Fournier , of Evans, say they visited Hanahan, S.C., to see 2-year-old granddaughter Mega Lorick , and her favorite toy -- a wiggly gator.

Jan Rogerson , of Aiken, is in cool West Virginia.

The rest of you can send a card, too. We're still looking for the "O states" -- Ohio, Oregon and Oklahoma.

Just mail them to me at The Augusta Chronicle , P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.


TODAY'S JOKE: Here's one from Charlie Williams .

A New York boy was being led through the swamps of Georgia by his cousin.

"Is it true that an alligator won't attack you if you carry a flashlight?" the city boy asked.

The cousin smiled and said, "Depends on how fast you carry it."

Reach Bill Kirby at (706) 823-3344 or



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