Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


There has been a lot to do around here since Ron died.  It is definitely getting done in baby steps.  My son and daughter help me do so much and we have made a big difference but still lots to be done.  This past week I finally had the house painted and am absolutely thrilled.  See the before and after pictures here.



Next will be a new porch and railing and then hope to paint the barn next year.   Baby steps...

Monday, October 24, 2016


Question Of The Week 10-24-16

Do you read your local/area newspaper?  If so, the print version or online paper?
(Comments are added to this page after you post them.  Thanks for your responses.)
Blogger Lynn said...
This is bad, but I don't. I used to subscribe to the print edition of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution (aka the AJC), but they would pile up unread. My excuse is not being home nearly enough. I tend to view the evening news on TV and / or look up news events online if something is happening.
4:47 AM
Blogger Alan Ginocchio said...
On-line version...
5:59 AM
Blogger Granny Annie said...
I subscribe to the big city paper 7 days which entitles me to online version as well. I also subscribe to our local paper that is not available online and only comes out once a week. When you live on a farm and raise chickens there is always a use for newspaper after you read (scan) it:-)
6:33 AM
Blogger Tabor said...
Get all my news online.
9:59 AM
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...
I do subscribe to our town newspaper but it is a weekly and can be read in about 10 minutes. For non-local news, I go online.
2:31 PM
Blogger Elephant's Child said...
I do. I like reading paper. I really like reading paper.
2:31 PM
Blogger Lisa said...
I quit reading The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2003, the day they reported American soldiers being killed in Mosul before their Georgia parents were notified. They just don't have anything to say that I can't learn elsewhere.
2:55 PM
Blogger The Spooky Whisk said...
3:41 PM
Blogger Barb said...
I don't read the local "rag" which comes out daily. I used to be hooked on the Sunday NY Times, but no more. News is so sensationalized lately. I'd rather read fiction that isn't pretending to be truth.
9:25 PM
Blogger River said...
I buy the weekend papers and spend a few leisurely hours reading them with cups of coffee to sustain me, sometimes a stack of toast.
I used to read the free weekly paper, but it is no longer delivered to blocks of flats, because too many people just left it in the mailbox* or threw it on the ground as litter. Now I have to get it from the supermarket and I don't always bother.

* recently a friend of mine was chastised at the housing office for calling it a mailbox, it is now to be called a letterbox as mail (male) is seen as discriminatory.
What next FFS?
12:55 AM
Blogger LL Cool Joe said...
I read two newspapers a day, they are not local but cover news in the UK and of course worldwide news as well. I wouldn't read our local paper, I'm not sure one exists anyway, but I wouldn't think reading about a cat being stuck up a tree or the neighbours complaining about a bonfire, would be that interesting. We have the papers delivered.
3:01 AM

Blogger baili said...
only weekly
i try best to avoid the political page
6:05 AM
Blogger Shammickite said...
I love reading our weekly local paper but sadly the pages are more full of business ads than actual news these days. The local newspaper office has recently moved to the nearby larger town, so I'm sure there will be less and less news about local events and people I know.
8:08 AM

Blogger Olga Hebert said...
I pick up a paper about once a week and otherwise get news from PBS and online. I am always disappointed in the quality of our local paper -- such a pale reflection of what it once was.
9:14 AM
Blogger Silver Willow said...
Haven't subscribed for many years, and for my sanity, have removed all online links/bookmarks for the news until the next few weeks are over. ;)
12:15 PM
Blogger G. B. Miller said...
I was always voracious newspaper reader. Always read the major daily. However, some time in the late 90's, I started switching to New York newspapers (baseball mostly), then Boston metro area (football mostly), then gave up on the Hartford Courant (or Hardly Current as I like to call it) when it became too left of center like its parent company the Chicago Tribune. I now read the local daily M-F for lunchtime perusing. Beyond that, I get my news online.

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