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#27622 - 05/21/20 11:03 PM Re: 2020 Virus lockdown. [Re: redsnow]
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Here's my Pepsi order man, Mickey. He lives over in the next county and one of the guys I depend on for a deer and game report.



Happy birthday again Frank. Take a good look at your birthday card, I've picked on you enough. (I hope things are going good with that Million Dollar bumper sticker campaign.)

Above we talked about folks being unrecognized and/or not appreciated. These are my trash guys, that's Wilbert on the driver's side of the bench, I forget his copilot's name. They're both good guys, out doing their job and haven't skipped a beat during this virus. They put on a lot of miles every week, I get reports from them for game, road conditions and all else.


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#27623 - 05/22/20 03:42 AM Re: 2020 Virus lockdown. [Re: redsnow]
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Smooth. I love your guys. Old fart, huh? Well, old is just an attitude. Currently I'm as young as I'll ever be. I'm comfortable with that. And fart? Ahh, the lingering reminder of what was some great food and drink. Growing old is natural. Growing up is optional. I'm never gonna grow up, you big poopie heads! grin grin

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#27624 - 05/22/20 12:38 PM Re: 2020 Virus lockdown. [Re: redsnow]
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I do have some good people, that's about everyone.

Talked to the guy from the health department again yesterday, everyone at the local nursing homes are good to go. Staff and residents, hopefully it stays that way.

Thinking about our trash guys, imagine what big cities would look like if they didn't have trash pickup, since this lockdown started.

I agree that age is just a number.

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#27627 - 05/24/20 06:13 PM Re: 2020 Virus lockdown. [Re: redsnow]
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The other day I posted a picture of my "Newspaper Girl", just found out yesterday, she lost her job. The newspapers were on the sidewalk when I opened the store, at 8am. Talking about the: The Inter-Mountain paper, from Elkins, WV. Elkins is an hour drive from here.

Rolled up with the newspapers was a pink sheet of paper, with the following letter. (I'm not going to type all of it.)

"Dear newspaper dealer: Covid-19 has affected us in many ways. We have seen a drastic decline of newspaper sales in your region. Due to these losses . . . we're stopping newspaper distribution immediately.

The news paper girl and her husband, I'd guess both of them are in their 70's, just a part time job riding around dropping off papers. It gave them something to do, out staying active and all. You might not think about it this way, but the loss of their job is going to be hard on their health. Both physically and mentally.

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#27629 - 05/25/20 10:18 AM Re: 2020 Virus lockdown. [Re: redsnow]
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People are not going shopping so ad revenues available for newspapers must be down.

Since they have more spare time and crave info, people actually reading the newspaper must have gone up.

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#27630 - 05/26/20 11:40 AM Re: 2020 Virus lockdown. [Re: redsnow]
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I'm not sure about advertising or readership? I don't see the man that owns the local newspaper very often, but he told me years ago that the internet had really hurt print media. I'm sure it has, you know, I can read the headlines in tomorrow's newspapers before bedtime tonight.

Most of the advertising in newspapers is from the "big money people", banks, real estate, car dealers and all. Here at the store, I don't advertise much in our local newspaper or on the radio. Usually around Thanksgiving and the first of the year, I'll buy a couple of small adds. And I've always bought one for high school graduation, and that's about it.

Remember the picture above with the family and friends holding those 2 big trout, in front of my store sign? I posted that picture on my facebook thing, it was good advertising, and didn't cost me a cent.

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#27634 - 05/27/20 12:36 PM Re: 2020 Virus lockdown. [Re: redsnow]
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I talked to the newspaper guys yesterday, one did say that advertising is way down. The other guy is new on the job, and wasn't sure. My regular newspaper guy for the local paper, he broke his wrist, just before the lockdown. At first they thought it was just sprained, then they found out that it was broken, the bone has healed, so now they're going to need to break it again. I guess they did that about 2 weeks ago, when the hospital reopened, for minor stuff?

I just found out the other day, the employees at the local chicken plant are required to wear a face shield now. The man I was talking to said there were 80 people in his department, and they've worked 6 days per week for the last 2 months.

Here's another man that stopped by with his hardhat and shield, the shield appears to be about the thickness of pop bottle plastic. I don't know this man's name and honestly it's hard for us to communicate, but I see him about every day.



I'll give you a report on the local hair cut deal. I called the girl that usually cuts my hair yesterday, she said she could do it Thursday, not Thursday of this week, but Thursday of next week. I got in touch with Deeanna, she's going to squeeze me in Friday of this week. Chad and Todd's shops are both covered up. Hair is no big deal, but I've been seeing a lot of really bad hair cuts.

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#27638 - 05/31/20 12:49 PM Re: 2020 Virus lockdown. [Re: redsnow]
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As they sometimes say: I got my ears lowered. I messaged Deeanna Friday morning to confirm my appointment at 11 am. She told me to wait in the car, until she called me inside. That was the first time that I'd been inside her new shop, it's small. Maybe 12' x 12 feet, she's only allowed to have one customer at a time. She'd just finished a woman's hair before she called for me.

Deeanna worked for me here at the store years ago, she's a nice girl. Her business was shut down for 6 weeks, she's lost a bunch of money.

Thinking about her only being able to have one person in her shop at a time, that's really going to slow down things. Some of that stuff girls do to their hair takes time. I'm not sure how long it takes to do stuff like "highlights" or a dye job or anything, but she's going to have a lot of wasted time for gossip. I mean while she's waiting for a ladies hair to dry, or the dye to set or whatever, she could cut my hair, I'll pay her and get out of the way.

I didn't time Deeanna the other day, my appointment was at 11 am, she cut my hair, I went out and checked on the farm, (3 miles out the road) and was on the way back to town at 11:30

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#27644 - 06/02/20 10:12 PM Re: 2020 Virus lockdown. [Re: redsnow]
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Above we were talking about advertising and all, here's a picture of my first T-Ball team. I forget how many teams there were that year, but those boys won every single game they played. The Championship and all. That was the best advertising money that I've ever spent. There was a write-up every week in the local paper, all season long about the team. The boys wore their shirts and hats to school about everyday. You can't tell in the picture, but their shirts are Navy blue. The boys looked sharp, and they went through the parade that year too.

That one year I had a T-ball team, that didn't win a single game all season. They went through the parade too. And ate just as much pizza.

Talking about sports, once you get above the college level, they don't interest me at all. Professional sports are just . . .


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#27645 - 06/03/20 03:05 PM Re: 2020 Virus lockdown. [Re: redsnow]
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