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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:42 PM

35. Last time I stayed at a hotel that gave them out for free

Let's see - that was about a month ago at a Hampton Inn in Bartow, Florida. It was the Lakeland Ledger which is mostly made up of sections from USA Today.

I never subscribed to the Tallahassee Democrat, our local paper, after the first year I was in Tallahassee. The paper sucked when Knight-Ridder owned it and now that Gannett Company owns it, it is no better. They have never had a reporter dedicated to state news, even though they are in the capital city of Florida. Instead they get their state news from AP. They send their reporters instead to cover FSU sports and occasionally to cover FAMU sports.

In the forty years we've lived on the farm it has not been worth it to try to subscribe to a paper, even if there were a local one worth the money. It's nearly a quarter of a mile from the house to the driveway, so we'd have to be dressed to pick it up. I sort of miss the days when I could grab a paper from outside my door to read while eating breakfast dressed in my PJs, but I broke that habit a long time ago. Instead I now read DU while eating breakfast dressed in my PJs!

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