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Jottings By Jerry

May 10, 2013

by Jerry Johnson
It’s been a week without snow and it is starting to feel good. The leaves should start popping out this week helping to add some more green in our lives.

The post office is making some changes to their mail handling. The last truck of the day will be moved up about three hours. This new game will start in June. If we print earlier than our current time, we would miss our Monday night meetings and some of the other Monday stuff. The early truck will delay first class mail by one day, the mail that is picked up by the rural route or carrier route. That payment of “just in time” will be pushed to online payments. That will add to postal woes. Your paper delivered direct delivery units (DDU’s), made by us would not be affected but the further away, the bigger the problem. Delivery to California, Arizona and Florida have not received the best of service now and this won’t help. Our online e-edition will solve the problem for our distant subscribers and us but will add to the postal problems. All of the mail here goes to Windom then to Mankato and on to Minneapolis. The new plan would send everything straight to Minneapolis and everything would be handled there.

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For all of you with teenagers or who had teenagers, you may want to know why they really have a lot in common with cats:

1. Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by name.

2. No matter what you do for them, it is not enough. Indeed, all humane efforts are barely adequate to compensate for the privilege of waiting on them hand and foot.

3. You rarely see a cat walking outside of the house with an adult human being, and it can be safely said that no teenager in his or her right mind wants to be seen in public with his or her parents.

4. Cats and teenagers can lie on the living-room sofa for hours on end without moving, barely breathing.

5. Cats have nine lives. Teenagers carry on as if they did.

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Have a good week.


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