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Waiting for the mail

When we first bought the Eagle, we had to drive the paper “paste-ups” to the printer. The pages were photographed, then cleaning up the negatives, then making plates and printing. This was before computers.

The process never went fast enough. When papers had been printed, in early afternoons on Wednesdays, I would drive them home from Bowman. We raced to put on labels and deliver papers to the post office, and to Emerson Pharmacy in downtown Ekalaka. Everyone was eager to see the weekly newspaper.

The mail took longer, especially to rural mailboxes. They only had, and still have service on Mon...


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