Georgia state troopers' uniforms can stop traffic

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– Arnold J. Toynbee

If you get stopped by a state trooper on a Georgia highway this weekend, at least you can take pride in knowing that our State Patrol’s uniforms have been chosen seventh-best in the country by UniformDating.com.

According to a survey of 1,000 people, Georgia State Patrol uniforms ranked among the nation’s best. No. 1 was California, followed by Texas, New York, Florida, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

I’m not sure how scientific any of this is, but I thought I would share.

YOUR TRAVELS: Emily Byrd, 10,of Beech Island, went to Rock City and says: “It was awesome”

(You know, Emily, I went to Rock City when I was 10, too. I think we took a covered wagon.)

Elsewhere, Ruth Orr is visiting a son and grandson in Lincoln, Neb. Maydene Barfield, of Harlem, sends two cards from Alaska, where she visited a niece she hadn’t seen in 20 years. She also went zip-lining. “Pretty adventurous for a 70 year old,” she wrote.

The “Augusta Gang” was in Chautauqua, N.Y., for cool music and weather. Ruth Smith, of Martinez, said her family enjoyed a late vacation with the grandchildren to Hilton Head Island, S.C. Barry and Lynn Martin, of Jackson, S.C., were also “soaking up sun in Hilton Head.”

Jeannette and Virgil Stewart, of Belvedere, were having “a great time with grandchildren at Fernandina Beach. Chris, Tina, Christina and Emily Proctor, of Beech Island, sent a classic postcard from Ruby Falls near Chattanooga, Tenn.

Mela Joyce Haas visited her daughter in Maine, where “everything is very green.” Also in Maine was Mary Bordeaux, who was only 34 miles from the other Augusta in that state.

Mac and Elizabeth Copeland, of Augusta, enjoyed hiking in Missouri. Paul and Patti Ashmore visited Mount Airy, N.C., the hometown of Andy Griffith, where they got to sit in “Floyd’s barber chair.”

Catherine Luckey, of Augusta, and Evelyn Thomas, of Raleigh, were in Boston and took a two-week road trip of the Maine coastline.

Evelyn, Martha and Miss Mitt were in Wyoming and remarked, “It takes special people to live here.”

What are vacation postcards without a “jackalope?” Sharon sent a large card from Wyoming featuring this mysterious creature from the Western plains, part jackrabbit, part antelope.

TODAY’S JOKE: Here’s one shared by Charlie Williams:

The little boy wasn’t getting good marks in school.

One day he made the teacher quite surprised. He tapped her on the shoulder and said, “I don’t want to scare you, but my daddy says if I don’t get better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking.”


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