Bill Kirby

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– Mason Cooley

We’re a little behind on our summer vacation postcard reports, so today let’s try to catch up.

Seth Kantz, of North Au­gusta, writes that he “had a great day at Carowinds with a youth group from Grace Uni­ted Methodist Church.” Seth writes that he was in both North Carolina and South Carolina at the same time.

My old friend Jack Maffett, of Sandersville, drops a card and a note from New Mexico, where he passed through the White Sands missile range.

Mary Ann Bragg, of Augusta, sends a postcard from London. “We are doing the town,” she writes. “My son, Harold Bragg, his daughter Jennie Palacz, her daughter Carsen and myself. The town is big, but nice.”

My baseball friends Ernest and Martha Odom, of Evans, send a postcard showing Yankee Stadium from New York.

Lamar Garrard and his wife are enjoying a visit to Ten­nessee and Kentucky. Lamar, also a baseball fan, says he was “especially excited to see the Louisville Slugger Museum and bat factory.”

Continuing the baseball theme, Jacqueline Brown, of Aiken, sends a postcard from Kansas City showing Kaufmann Stadium, where the Royals play. “Didn’t get to see the Royals,” she writes, “but I did visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. That was awesome.”

Also in Kansas City was Clyde Edwards with the Old Storm Branch Senior Group. He was “enjoying great Bar-B-Q.”

The Wooton family says it’s nice at St. Simons Island. “The weather is here,” they write, “and wish you were beautiful.”

Shirley Holgate, of North Augusta, says she, EJ and Eric are in Madison, Wis., for an 80th birthday party. They sent a postcard showing Camp Randall Stadium, where the University of Wisconsin Badgers play. She also adds that the site was a prison that held Confederate prisoners during the Civil War.

What about the rest of you?

If you still have some summer travels to take, send us a postcard. We still have a way to go if we want to get one from all 50 states by Labor Day.

Both Dakotas, Vermont, Con­necticut, Maryland and West Virginia are still on our list.

Send them to me care of The Augusta Chronicle, 725 Broad St., Augusta, GA 30901.

TODAY’S JOKE: Bill Wood, of Hephzibah, shares this one.

It seems a new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, “Everyone who thinks they’re stupid, stand up!”

After a few seconds, a little boy stood up. The teacher said, “Do you think you’re stupid?”

“No, ma’am,” he said, “but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself.”


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