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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:35 PM

26. My mom does this

She still has her regional paper delivered to her doorstep four days a week. She mainly reads it to see who died, as she says the local news mainly focuses on Indiana, and she is in the south suburbs of Chicago. But when she's done, she has another elderly friend she passes it on to. I love older people for keeping the traditions. I feel like such an old-timer when I buy a Tribune or Sun-Times from a twenty-year-old cashier.

I think in the city proper more young professionals pick up papers and read them on the train. I still see them doing it when I'm in the city.

When I go into the city, I make sure to pick up all of the free newspapers I can get my hands on. Even stuff like the Yoga Journal. My parents collected local and political literature. I really respect their civic-mindedness - they wrote letters to the editor and called in to radio talk shows, before they became obnoxiously one-sided. They called or wrote their congresspersons. Lots of things that young people are growing up without having done.

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