Stamps are hardest part of trip

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The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

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- St. Augustine

I've been traveling with my son the past few days. He needed a break from his summer break, and everyone down here at the paper will tell you I don't need much of an excuse to avoid the office.

I told a bunch of people before I left I would remember them with a postcard.

Now, I'm finding out that finding a postcard isn't always the easiest thing. And don't get me started on stamps.

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OTHER TRAVELERS: Rhea Markowitz and Bill Dynan are in Italy, where they "spent a couple of days in Venice and now are at Lake Como. Crossed over into Switzerland for some shopping. Lovely scenery. Visited cathedrals and synagogues in Venice and rode the Grand Canal."

From Ketchikan, Alaska, come greetings from: Frances Gambrell, Ricky Slagle, Dolly McKnight (Alma), Ginny Colohan, Rachel Wittschen, Jean Colohan, Odis Holbrook, (another name I couldn't read. Sorry.) Aricha Turner, Lewis and Debra Coleman, Eugenia Ryans, and Peggy and Neal Smith.

John and Brenda Maddox are visiting family in Utah. They write: "Mountains all around and a great view of the Great Salt Lake. It's hot here (100 degrees) but the wind never stops blowing."

Fred and Marilyn Richardson, of Evans, send a card from Clarksdale, Miss., and the Ground Zero Blues Club. They also visited the Delta Blues Museum.

Edythe and Harry Adams send a card from Chicago and write: "Edythe and I here at Lowery University learning new organ techniques. 800 strong. Lessons from 7 to 5 and concerts 'til midnight. Cruise ship type food."

And Margie Yeaton, of North Augusta, sends a card from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

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TODAY'S JOKE: Here's one shared by Bill Wood, of Hephzibah.

A country boy named Bubba applied for an engineering position at a refinery.

A city boy applied for the same job, and both applicants, having the same qualifications, were asked to take a test by the manager. Upon completion of the test, both men only missed one of the questions.

The manager went to Bubba and said: "Thank you for your interest, but we've decided to give the other boy the job."

Bubba asked: "And why are you giving him the job? We both got nine questions right."

"Well," the manager said, "we have made our decision not on the correct answers, but rather on the one question that you both missed."

Bubba then asked: "And just how would one incorrect answer be better than the other?"

The manager replied: "Bubba, it's like this ... on question No. 4, the other boy put down, 'I don't know.' And you put down, 'Neither do I.'"


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