Augusta travelers like the weather elsewhere

“When all else fails, take a vacation.”


– Betty Williams


I am still on vacation this week, and so have been many of you.

Dan and Kathy Scukanec, Mikkie, Sandee, Matt and Elizabeth Hooker and Max Joyner send a card from Seattle, where they went for son Andy’s wedding and even saw a baseball game at Safeco Field.

Gwen and Bob Young send warm regards “from our porch on the Carolina Coast. The best of both worlds … our home in Augusta and here! We thank God for the South!”

Jan Lamke, of North Augusta, is “enjoying a beautiful tour of three Great Lakes on the ship Yorktown. The weather is cool and enjoying that immensely.”

The Reeves family “enjoyed a day at the Baraboo Circus Museum” in Wisconsin, where grandkids Sidera and Parker enjoyed magic, dog acts, the horse show and the carousel.

The Thornes (Butler, Debbie, Amy and Trey) want us to know it’s hot in Nashville, Tenn., too. I know that’s where they are because the postcard shows the record store of my father’s country music hero – Ernest Tubb.

Congratulations to Allen and Glenda Hardin, of Thomson, celebrating their 40th anniversary in Bar Harbor, Maine, where the highs have been in the 70s.

The Rod and Lois Wurst family, from Savannah Lakes Village in McCormick, S.C., are on a cruise to Alaska, where it’s been sunny and beautiful.

Greg and Lynn Hall, of Aiken, are visiting relatives in the Northwest and send a card from Mount St. Helens.

Michael Creech sends a delightful postcard showing a baseball game in action at Dell Diamond in Austin, Texas, the home of the Round Rock Express of the Texas League. Unfor­tunately, the Express lost 10-4 to Omaha, he reports.

Red, Lynn and Matthew Goodwin say hi from Iowa. They have seen the sights but say the best part of the trip is spending time with family there, including son Larry and his family.

Pat Fuller, of North Augusta, visited her daughter in Maryland and also got to visit the National Air and Space Museum.


TODAY’S JOKE: Here’s one from Bill Wood:

After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife went for counseling. When asked the problem, the wife went into a tirade listing neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and more unmet needs she had endured.

The therapist got up, walked around the desk, asked the wife to stand, then embraced and kissed her long and passionately.

The woman quietly sat down as though in a daze. The therapist turned to the husband and said, “This is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you do this?”

“Well,” the man said, “I can drop her off here on Monday and Wednesday, but on Fridays I fish.”