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Post Scripts: Thoughts from a grandparent

Sunday was Grandparents Day. Did you know that it was originated by Marian McQuada, a housewife of Fayette County, VA, to help the elderly in nursing homes? President Jimmy Carter proclaimed Grandparents Day to be the Sunday after Labor Day in 1978.

What a thrill it was when we first became grandparents. That was 40 years ago for us when our first grandson, Doug Fessler, was born to our daughter,

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Post Scripts: Let’s help our children

An article from the New York Times written by Charles M. Blow tells us that China and India invest in children, but the U.S. is heading the other way (yes, I still read the paper, can’t get all I want to know on television). China and India are heavily investing in educating the world’s future workers while we squabble about punishing teachers and coddling children.

The Center for American Progress

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Post Scripts: Scrapbooking

I recently read that scrapbooking is becoming quite the thing for get-togethers among women. I’ve been doing scrapbooks by myself for as long as I can remember. I think I got the idea from my mother as she was always saving bits of things when I was growing up. I have many things in my collection of scrapbooks that she had saved. When we moved to San Marcos eleven years

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Post Scripts: How do you like credit cards?

by Joe Snyder

I read an interesting article in the Austin newspaper taken from the Los Angeles Times about credit cards. It said that most small businesses regard the rising fees they pay to Visa and MasterCard as an unavoidable cost of business ownership. But some compare the payment process to drug pushers and to the railroads that profited at the expense of farmers.

I’ve used credit cards for many

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Post Scripts: Post office problems

by Joe Snyder

I am thankful for not trying to be a postmaster. When I hadn’t been in Gallatin a few years I was approached to try for the postmaster job at the local post office. I couldn’t imagine me having a job like that. I had a hard enough job running a newspaper that was both Republican and Democrat. I was told that at one time a newspaper editor

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Post Scripts: Reminiscing

by Joe Snyder

We know it’s time to start getting rid of more of our keepsakes, so the kids won’t have such a big bonfire when they need to clean out our apartment. But it’s hard.

One morning recently we looked over one album but couldn’t part with much. This album contained photos from three Green Hills Tours we took with June and Bill Lamme from Laclede, Mo. June was

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Post Scripts: Sentiments to think on

I often read small booklets I have collected over the years which I keep by my chair. I want to share some of the quotations from these booklets with you.

 

Wake up every morning with the thought that something WONDERFUL is about to happen!

The life given us by nature is short but the MEMORY of a well-spent life is ETERNAL! – Cicero

Growing old is nothing more than

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Post Scripts: Communities lose if newspapers close

I reprinting an editorial written by my daughter, Kathy Ann (Kate McCarty), which was printed in the San Marcos Daily Record. It mostly is about daily newspapers, but weekly newspapers are as important to a small community as dailies are to big cities. It is as follows:

I’ve spent the best, most fulfilling years of my life working for newspapers. I was blessed to grow up on the North Missourian,

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Ninety-four years of living

I celebrated my 94th birthday last Friday and who would have thought I would have lived that long. I do want to thank all those friends in Gallatin for remembering me with well wishes.

I’ve seen a lot of changes in the world in these past 94 years. I was born in Kansas City, Mo., on the northeast side. I was an only child and guess I was kind

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