Today's Simple Pleasure is reading the daily newspaper.
Every morning, without fail, either my husband or I trudge outside to retrieve a bright orange plastic bag that holds the morning paper. If we are lucky, the paper delivery person throws it up on the front porch and all we have to do is open the door, bend down, and pick it up.
We must have a new carrier, however, because the last few days the paper has been either on the sidewalk in front of the house or, perish the thought, in a snowbank that was once a front yard. Getting it out from there takes a lot more effort.
Personally, the morning paper is a true simple pleasure, along with my cup of coffee. We read what's going on in the community as well as in the world. Admittedly, I look at the obituaries to see who is no longer in this world and always hope it's no one I know. Love reading letters to the Editor, editorials, and all the feature stories. Never read the sports section (sorry sports fans) and rarely read the cartoons.
I read the Dear Abby Column and then scan the classifieds with a fine tooth comb. Often I circle items I would buy if there were a big wad of cash in my purse. Unfortunately, there isn't but it's still fun to look at the ads.
When people say newspapers are soon to be obsolete, I just shake my head in dismay. As long as they are published, we will be subscribers and I won't waste my phosphorous contemplating newspapers going out of business.
So that's my simple pleasure today: the daily newspaper.
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