Archive for Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lansing Current changes

March 27, 2008

Our Lansing Current editor called me last Friday and told me about the changes taking place in the newspaper business and that this is the last issue to be printed and delivered to all the homes in Lansing. This came as quite a surprise, as we love this paper and will miss so many things about it. I realized that by having it thrown into our yards, free of charge, each week we have been spoiled.

They say all good things come to an end, but it really is not the end because those of you who have Internet will still be able to read our paper online. My column will continue as usual, but I have to tell you I am really disappointed in not having a paper in hand, to cut out the articles and pictures of our favorite sports stars, friends, school children and neighbors. The paper gave Ada and me a reason to visit friends while delivering papers at the Lansing Golden Living Center. They always looked forward to it and now I am wondering if we will continue to make those weekly visits without having a special "reason." I do hope so.

So many folks nowadays have access to the Internet and it will not be a problem for them to read the paper online. Many of my friends from around the country tell me they read my column and enjoy the news from home. Also, when we are on vacation, we can take the time to check out our local paper online so we don't miss out on anything.

I love it when someone comes up to me and tells me they read my column; many times these are people I do not know, and hopefully this will not change. I will try to continue writing about old friends and things that took place over the years in our ever-changing community of Lansing. It is really a special place.

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