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Summer vacation postcards still streaming in

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I can enjoy a vacation as well as the next person, as long as I know it’s a vacation and not a premature retirement.

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– Mary Crosby

Summer is winding down and your vacation postcards are still streaming in.

Ed, Daphine and Tamara Kophazy and Brenna Cook sent an entertaining series of postal images featuring Niagara Falls; New York City; Narragansett, R.I.; Jamestown, R.I.; and Plymouth, Mass.

Charles and Edna Walborn, of Martinez, were in the high altitudes of Wyoming.

Ginny Allen sends our first postcard of the summer from Indiana. She was in Indianapolis for her 1967 college class reunion.

Doris and Marty Charnock celebrated their 25th anniversary at both Vir­ginia Beach and “beautiful Barnsley Gardens” in north Georgia. Evelyn Casey, of Martinez, and Monica Walker were in Iceland and Greenland for two weeks. “What an adventure!” they say.

Another baseball postcard from Boston shows Fenway Park. That’s where Allen and Glenda Hardin, of Thomson, saw the Red Sox play the Tigers. “Wish you were here!” they wrote, and I wish I was.

Regular travelers Pat and Wayne Fuller, of North Augusta, saw that we needed a postcard from Mississippi, and said they decided “first thought, road trip!” The river is pretty low, they report.

Russell and Sheryl Pate, of Wadley, continue to file reports from their Western trip, sending cards from Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas (“really big farms”), Monument Valley and Pike’s Peak, which was “wonderful.”

(Thanks for all those cards, folks. You’ve passed a dozen!)

Jack Carswell sent a card from Zimbabwe, which might not be cooler than Augusta but is certainly far away.

“I am coming to the end now of nearly a month in the African countries of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa,” he wrote. “After witnessing in person the magnificent wildlife and incredible natural wonders, I can say, even sing, without any reservation, ‘My God, how great thou art!’ ”

Roxanne and Andy Davis, of Evans, said there is “awesome” scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico, which they’re enjoying with nephew Gus Gerard.

Frank and Genie Spears were on a 17-day trip to Scotland and Norway but got to stop by London to see some of the Olympics.

That’s all for now, but remember, we are still looking for cards from Connecticut and New Hampshire.

TODAY’S JOKE: Here’s one from Bill Wood, of Hephzibah.

“Clyde,” the teacher called out sternly, “your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?”

“No, sir,” Clyde explained. “It’s the same dog.”


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