Case of the disappearing newspaper

It’s happening again. Someone is taking my Sunday newspaper right off my driveway. Years ago I had a paid subscription to receive just the Sunday SF Chronicle/Examiner. I would see it out front when I first got up but didn’t go outside as I in my robe. Only to have someone take the newspaper. So I stopped the delivery.

Well, I saw the paper on my drive way this last Sunday morning but when I pulled my car around front it was gone. This is a free local paper with ads and news. Since my mailman never delivers the weekly grocery store ads I enjoy reading the Sunday ad inserts. Well I do get them for two weeks in the summer when he is on vacation.

Now I am in a quandary as to what to do. Maybe I need to park my car in the drive way on Saturday night so whoever is taking the newspaper knows someone is at home. Which means hopefully they will leave my newspaper for me to retrieve.

Quotes on newspapers:

•“An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen.” – Irving Babbitt

•“Where ignorance is bliss it’s foolish to borrow your neighbor’s newspaper.” – Kin Hubbard

•“The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.” – Thomas Jefferson

•“The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state of community than the editorial columns are.” – Henry Ward Beecher

•“All I know is what I read in the papers.” – Will Rogers

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