Kirby: Mail delivers more travel tales

Time wanders at its own curious pace whenever you’re on vacation.


– Laurie Nadel


The mailbox is full of your travel tales; let’s see who went where. Bob and Pam Boland, of Grovetown, send good news from the Pacific Northwest. “We are out here in the Seattle area visiting our first grandbaby! She turned 2 on July 2. A blessing.”

Robert and Dayle are enjoying the cool mountains and coast of New England while Kathy, Josiah and Lizzy Spencer are enjoying Williamsburg with Kim Rhoden and Jackson Benson. Special hello to Dr. Becton, Gloverville Elementary.

Rocky and Suzanne Eiseman are celebrating an awesome 40th anniversary trip to Italy – Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Pisa, Venice, Assisi, Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Pompeii. Their traveling pals include Doug and Mary Fleiss, and Steve and Mary Wagner, all of Aiken.

“Twelve days of incredible scenery, delicious foods, tasty wines, fun and gelato every day (apparently a law in Italy!).”

Gail Hunter, of Washington, Ga., sent a vintage postcard from the Rural Letter Carrier State Convention in Chattanooga that “brings back so many memories of ‘Rock City’ written on barns and signs throughout our land. Well, after all these years, it is still there with lots of tourists.”

Trudy Groves, of Appling, sent a New Orleans postcard to report, “The coffee and beignets are worth the drive!” Barry and Lynn Martin, of Jackson, are visiting the first time in Biloxi, “A really awesome place!” Dorothea Daly, of McCormick, visited Warm Springs, Mo., to see where they raise the beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales.

J&J White, of Graniteville, saw a great air show and fireworks from a houseboat on the Mississippi River. “Everyone celebrating the Fourth in these little towns!”

And William and Anita McKie, of Augusta, made my day not only with a really funny postcard showing the rear view of eight cows, but also baseball park postcards from Target Field in Minnesota (home of the Twins) and Cellular Field in Chicago, home of the White Sox.

“Bucket list to visit all ML ballparks is 22 with eight to go. … ”


TODAY’S JOKE: Unable to attend the funeral after his father died, a son who lived far away called his brother and told him, “Do something nice for Dad and send me the bill.”

Later, he got a bill for $200, which he paid. The next month, he got another bill for $200, which he also paid, figuring it was some incidental expense.

Bills for $200 kept arriving every month and finally the man called his brother again to find out what was going on.

“Well,” said the other brother, “you said to do something nice for Dad. So I rented him a tuxedo.”


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