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Ishould probably share that the Chicago-based radio program that called me last week to ask about your postcard performance was most impressed that we always get a card from each state.

In the age of Internet and e-mails and tweets and Facebook, they had trouble believing people living around Augusta would make the effort each summer to find and then mail back a postcard from the places they visit.

I assured them you were special travelers, and here’s where you’ve been lately.

Robert and Peggy Piper enjoyed Memorial Day weekend in San Francisco.

“We took a tour of the city and Muir Woods,” they wrote. “Some of the biggest trees we have ever seen!”

Speaking of big – Greg Brooks, of Evans, sent a card from Salt Lake City, Utah, and said the Mormon Tabernacle is “massive.”

Corky and Debbie Holloway, of Evans, were “having another wonderful Myrtle Beach Vacation (10 days’ and nine nights’ worth) ... all the sand and surf, dining and shopping have been absolutely great!”

David Bell sent two more postcards from China. On one he said he walked on the Great Wall and saw Tiananmen Square. On the other, he reported the conclusion of another bike riding adventure.

Sally and Bob Fisher were in Dallas for a week, where they: “... enjoyed attending our grandson’s senior voice recital and reception at Cox Chapel in Highland Park UMC. ... Ate a delicious lunch at Cafe 43 before touring the George W. Bush Presidential Center. It was fabulous!”

Marilyn and Leonard Syphrit, of Martinez, sent a postcard from Punxsutawney, Pa., home of the famous groundhog, and wrote: “We stopped by to see why the weather has been so topsy-turvey.”

Ernest and Martha Odom, of Evans, sent a card from Fairbanks, Alaska. “The weather is beautiful,” they wrote, “even though they had a snow last week. The mountains are covered. The mosquitoes are HUGE and plentiful.”

From Denali National Park in Alaska, Darrel and Margaret Clifton, of Millen, also added that Alaska’s weather was “wonderful.”

The Griffins, Jan and Paul, of Martinez, were heading up the East Coast and taking lighthouse tours. “The weather is warm and breezy,” they report.

TODAY’S JOKE: After a lengthy conference with the estranged husband, the lawyer reported to his client: “Mrs. Smith, I have succeeded in making a settlement with your husband that is eminently fair to both of you.”

“Fair to both?” exploded Mrs. Smith. “I could have done that myself. What do you think I hired a lawyer for?”


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