10 states are postcard holdouts

It is better to travel well than to arrive.


– Buddha


We’ve got seven weeks to get 10 states still missing from our Summer Vacation Postcard Contest.

In case you’re wondering, the Tardy 10 are: Louisiana, Vermont, Wyoming, Nevada, Connecticut, Maine, Illinois, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Hawaii.

So, if you know someone still planning to hit the road before Labor Day, let them know.


MORE TRAVELS: My friends Hadley and Savannah Goodman report “we are having a great time in St. Augustine.”

Sheila Smarter, of Jackson, S.C., is enjoying family and the beautiful gardens of San Antonio. Joe Fournier found cool weather and inspiration in Washington state.

“Kansas City is quite a town,” say Bill and Sue Guthier, of Aiken.

My neighbors Kathy and Ed send a card from Kentucky and from Ohio and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

George says the Mexican food is great in New Mexico. Esther, from Waynesboro, reports being very busy and cool in New Jersey.

Cheryl and Winston Collins celebrated their 45th anniversary on a Princess cruise, where they say they relaxed and ate (too much).

Williamsburg is “a beautiful place and the weather is great,” said Russell Pate, of Wadley, Ga.


WORK VS. PRISON: Everett Fernandez shares the comparisons between your job and prison:

IN PRISON you spend the majority of your time in an 8x10 cell.

AT WORK you spend the majority of your time in a 6x8 cubicle.

IN PRISON you get three meals a day.

AT WORK you only get a break for one meal and you pay for it.

IN PRISON the guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.

AT WORK you must carry around a security card and open all the doors for yourself.

IN PRISON you get time off for good behavior.

AT WORK you get
more work for good behavior.


TODAY’S JOKE: Here’s one from Jim Hope in Sylvania:

The newly married husband came home from the office to find his young wife in floods of tears.

“Darling, whatever is the matter?” he asked.

“Sweetheart,” she sobbed, “the most terrible thing has happened! I cooked my very first meat loaf for you, and I got it out of the oven to season it, and the phone rang. When I came back from answering the phone I found that the cat had eaten it!”

“Don’t worry, darling,” said her husband. “Don’t cry. We can get a new cat tomorrow.”



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