Originally created 08/08/06

Postcard brings back memories of family vacation



No vacation goes unpunished.

- Karl A. Hakkarainen

Jerome Coates, of Hephzibah, sends a card from the old fort at Jamestown, Va. It reminds me that I went there on a family trip years ago. We even have it saved for posterity on some old Bell & Howell home movies.

I can't really remember the year, but Eisenhower was president and the fort might have sheltered some original inhabitants.

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MORE TRAVELERS: Honey and Whitney Evans are in Cape Cod for a cousin's wedding. Al, Jan and Leah Sutton are visiting friends in Virginia Beach, Va.

Steve, Diane, Tyler and Kyle Cole have wrapped up a long summer stay in New England. They say they miss looking for that famous stone profile "The Old Man of the Mountain," which crumbled a few years ago.

One of the summer's funniest cards comes from Gerard in Wyoming, where he's checking out the sights - one of those sights is on the front of his postcard - a very, very, very large woman with no clothes on.

Alex and Kendall King are visiting their cousins in Gulfport and Jackson, Miss. Sadly, they report, "Most of the places we used to go in Gulfport are completely gone now due to Hurricane Katrina."

Gary and Kaye Kennama, of North Augusta, send an aloha from Hawaii, where they are celebrating 20 years of marriage.

Cecil and Margie McCollum, of Augusta, send a card from Louisiana. Buffy Conklin is in Indiana, and Michael and Janelle Taylor, of Evans, are in Tucson, Ariz.

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TODAY'S JOKE: Here's one from Everett Fernandez:

Flying to Los Angeles from San Francisco, a passenger noticed that the "Fasten Seat Belts" sign was kept lit during the whole trip, although the flight was a particularly smooth one.

Just before landing, he asked the stewardess about it.

"Well," she explained, "up front there are 17 University of California girls going to Los Angeles for the weekend. In back, there are 25 Coast Guard enlistees.

"What would you do?"