Finding a deal in the paper

Remember that I wrote last week that you can’t lose by subscribing to the weekly newspapers in Newton and McPherson that are owned by the Free Press parent company, Kansas Publish­ing Ventures, LLC?

Newton NOW had a link to a web site that offers custom printing for business forms of all kinds including envelopes and checks and cards for Christmas and many other seasons. You can get stock images or insert your own photos. It is simple and easy and your credit card is your ticket to buy anything you wish.

Go here to browse and buy: https://kspublishing

Looks like all of the airlines promoted some very inexpensive tickets to many places recently. Too bad for us they weren’t the places we wanted to travel.

I’m not writing one blessed thing about my Jayhawks vs. OU. The Trojans must have been ready for the last two foes.

Last week I received a letter in the mail with a clipping in it. It had a return address on it from Lawrence, KS, so if you are familiar with this column you will know who it is from.

And if anyone is willing to spend 50¢ on a stamp and send me a joke that makes me laugh as hard as I laughed at this one, it deserves to be in this column.

What everyone needs these days is much more humor and laughter, I must say.


Jack Yost shares this touching final scene.

A sick old man is lying in bed. He realizes he doesn’t have much time left, so he asks his nurse to summons his wife, daughter, and both sons to him, as well as witnesses and a camera to record his last wishes.

When all are assembled, their eyes misty and their faces drawn, he begins to speak.

“My son, Sam, I want you to take the Ocean Reef houses.”

“My daughter, Sybil, you take the apartments between mile markers 100 and Tavernier.”

“My son, Jamie, I want you to take the offices over in the Marathon Government Center.”

“Sarah, my dear wife, please take all the residential buildings on the bayside on Blackwater Sound.”

The nurse and witnesses are blown away as they did not realize his extensive holdings, and as Doug slips away, the nurse says, “Mrs. Smith, your husband must have been such a hard-working man to have accumulated all this property.”

The wife just grunts.

“No, he had a paper route.”

I am thankful for the dedicated carriers at the Free Press that bring us our paper each week, no matter the weather conditions.

They may actually have to wear a coat and wear gloves one of these days.

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