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John in Mich    Posted 12-23-2017 at 16:38:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I was visiting my daughter last night, when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
    "This is the 21st century" she said. "We don't waste money on Newspapers. Here… use my iPad."
    I can tell you this….. That fly never knew what hit him..
    Now all it is good for is to protect the table while I polish my shoes.

    John in Mich    Posted 12-24-2017 at 22:59:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • In the summer of 1952, when I was 9, my dad had an Ann Arbor News motor route that covered 100 miles, 6 days a week. There were papers wrapped that had to be thrown into yards while driving down the main road of the time, two lane US 23 to Milan. He stopped at local gas stations and small grocery stores with bundles for both the stores and for local paper boys. In Milan there were several of these. When school started he would pick me up after school to ride the remainder of the route.
    Our car was a 1949 Chevy, straight 6, stick shift. My job everyday at the end of the route was to add a court of oil and 5 gallons of gas.
    My father went to work at Ford Motor Co. in 1953 at the Warren Tank Plant and my mother took over the route until pregnancy forced her to quit. That was the end of my paper route experience.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-24-2017 at 07:51:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That's good. I was a Detroit News paperboy when I was kid. I had friends with Free Press routes and would sub for them all the time. The newspaper business isn't like it was then. My mother, bless her heart at 88 now, goes out everyday to buy her Free Press, News, and Daily Tribune papers. She doesn't do the Internet, never has owned a computer, and never will. She has always had her routine down that after dinner and the dishes done, would sit down and read her papers til bedtime. That is still her routine. We don't understand this because she is a real conservative woman and to want to read the liberal press everyday is not logical. For me, I wouldn't line my bird cage with the liberal fake news Free Press paper.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    John in Mich    Posted 12-24-2017 at 13:13:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tim, lining the bird cage would fit right in with the bird brains that write the stuff. LOL To be PC though, birds are quite smart so now it is an insult to birds to call anyone a bird brain. Was that PC?

    Farmer Dan    Posted 12-24-2017 at 01:13:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Our local paper always tells you how much fun people had at recent events but they never tell you about upcoming events. I can't tell you the number of times a parade went by my house and I didn't know anything about it tell I saw it.

    Annual tractor parade is in September. Now that I don't have to work I might be able to figure out what day and time before its too late.

    Roby-Ga    Posted 12-23-2017 at 22:41:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yeah..I've got to have my paper in the morning...that's my quiet time for about a hour till sweet thing gets up. Coffee and the paper first thing and I am ready to go. I like to stay caught up on the news.

    John in Mich    Posted 12-23-2017 at 23:18:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • We buy the Thursday and Sunday fake news. It amazes me the local trivia on the front page when there is serious news around the country and around the world.

    steveVa    Posted 12-23-2017 at 21:14:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I bought a newspaper for my dad today. He likes the Saturday paper because it has the TV schedule for the whole week. It cost $1.50 which I thought was a bit steep for anything but the sunday paper. I will certinly save it for cleaning fish and such. We used to tie papers in bundles to recycle. Now we save the paper to use around the house. I wonder if the paperboy can stay in business these days. That was my main sourse of income when I was 12-14... I still have a stack of liberty quarters and mercury dimes that I saved from my paperboy profits...lol.

    John in Mich    Posted 12-23-2017 at 23:16:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Newspapers and silver
  • $1.40 face value of 90% silver is 1 ounce of silver. About $16.50 (rounded)

    Island Mike    Posted 12-23-2017 at 17:51:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Good one.
    Vancouver BC still has 2 papers, the Sun and the Province.
    The Province claims " They are a rare medium, well done "

    Island Mike

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 12-23-2017 at 16:55:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Heee,,Heeee !so funny.I thought I was the only one still using the newspaper for the flys.Course,,thats all they are good for now.

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