Bill KirbyOnline news editor for The Augusta Chronicle.

Summer travels going strong

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I feel like we are all islands – in a common sea.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Summer travels continue, including a note from Jack Carswell, who sent this in a postcard from Kiev in Ukraine. He wrote: “We visited the museum dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear incident. Perhaps because I am a retiree of SRS, with a nuclear engineering degree from Georgia Tech, I found this visit an unlikely probable highlight of my trip. It proved both informative, moving and disturbing, all the more so because we were able to meet a 54-year-old former operator at the plant who was off duty that fateful night.”

Bob and June Peel, of Evans, are having a brief (wet) break with family in the mountains of western North Carolina.

Charles and Mary Reeves were in Amish Country and Chocolate Country – Hershey, Pa.

Dave Welter, of Augusta, sends a card from the “beautiful state of Oregon.” He’s attending the Hearing Loss Association of Amer­i­ca’s convention and says “the 5,000-plus Harry Potter convention’s next door!”

James Cook, of Augusta, is on vacation with his daugh­ter in Hameln, Ger­many, looking for “the Pied Piper.”

Chuck and Susan Lanier are on a Northwest U.S. vacation, sending several cards, including one from Mount Hood.

The Hooks and Hemann families send a neat card made from a scorecard of Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis. They were watching grandson David Hemann play in the Western Junior Championship.

Pat and Wayne Fuller, of North Augusta, spent the Fourth in the Bahamas. Frank and Nancy Rollins, of Beech Island, send two beautiful postcards: one from Kansas, where they visited their grandson and new great-granddaughter in Fort Riley, and a second card from Colorado Springs and the 2013 Studebaker National Convention.

Dolores Faglier, of Martinez, is having a great time in the mountains of Cloudcroft, N.M., “a perfect place for a family reunion.”

Art and Louise, from Aiken, send greetings from the north of Scotland: “Came to escape the heat and it didn’t disappoint.”

Jeri Green says “vacations are great!” on a postcard from Mount Penn in Reading, Pa.

TODAY’S JOKE: Here’s one from Seth Benson in Millen, Ga.:

The Lamaze class included a tour of the pediatric wing of the hospital. When a new baby was brought into the nursery, all the women tried to guess its weight, but the guy standing in the back was the only member to venture a number.

“Looks like 9 pounds,” he offered confidently.

“You’re right,” a nurse said. “Have you had a lot of children?”

“No,” he said. “I’m a fisherman.”

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