– Michael Crichton
Summer officially ends Saturday, and I still have a big stack of your summer vacation postcard reports to offer.
Here’s a quick summary:
Tiajuana Cochnauer, of Aiken, sent a card from her native Oklahoma. Lamar Garrard, of Lincolnton, celebrated his 48th anniversary near Charlotte, N.C.
The Loyals found it beautiful on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Caroline and Donnie Hooks, of North Augusta, write from a cruise ship at St. Maarten.
Paul and Cherry Perdue, of Evans, spent a few days in Miami seeing the sights and watching the Braves vs. the Marlins.
Jack Maffett, of Sandersville, enjoyed an annual trip to Fernandina Beach, Fla.
The Johnsons, of Augusta, were at Amicalola Falls State Park, Ga., and Helen Welch, of Thomson, had a blast at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The Traveling Fourniers, of Columbia County, sent not one, but two cards from a European trip that included Amsterdam and Bergen, Norway.
ANOTHER FRIDGE CAPER: Recent tales of office refrigerator thefts brought this story from Susan Craig:
“At one of our local high school faculty rooms,” she wrote, “one of the teachers put a 2-liter soda in the fridge. Seems maybe a student or a late afternoon worker was ‘sharing’ the drink. The teacher secretly put some snuff in the dark colored soda and after that, no more late night tasting.”
(Thanks, Susan. Other readers have shared additives that curtailed icebox larceny. The snuff was probably the least lethal.)
GOLF WITH A PURPOSE: My friends at the Augusta Lions Club wanted me to share that their 21st golf tournament to raise money for eyeglass programs, in addition to the Lions Club Kids Camp for Blind in Waycross, Ga., is coming up.
This year’s event will be Oct. 17 at Forest Hills Golf Club. Lunch will be served at 11:15, and a shotgun start for play begins at 12:30. There are many, many prizes.
For more information, contact Scott Thurmond at email@example.com.
TODAY’S JOKE: Charlie Williams shares this:
After being at sea in the Persian Gulf for 90 straight days, a sailor registered a complaint.
“Chief,” he said, “I joined the Navy to see the world, but for the past three months all I’ve seen is water.”
“Young man,” the old vet said, “three-quarters of the earth is covered with water, and the Navy has been showing you that.
“If you wanted to see the other quarter, you should have joined the Army.”