Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
t (fnlnr l\upitULoading the Mail
Levi U. Fisher, believed to be the only Amish mailman in the country, loads a U.S. mail truck with the letters he will deliver to tilt' HU families along his route near (lap. Pa A member of the more liberal branch of the Amish sect, Fisher is permitted to drive a car
Three burglars tunneled 127 feet under the main street of Marietta, Ga., and blasted a hole into a bank, but got away with less than $1,000. The burglars, according to police. didn t cover expenses. They had rented office space across the street for $1,000 and police estimated it took six to eight weeks to dig the tunnel. At left. Marietta police look over the safety deposit room where the tunnel came up inside the bank
Gore*’** photo bv Toro berrymanCancelled
The U.S. Postal Service has a cancelling machine that isn t fussy about the form in which it receives postage Mrs Kenneth Cassidy, 6307 Devonshire drive NE, received a letter from her mother with the dime cancelled lier mother, who lives on a rural route in Wisconsin, sometimes ta|>es a dime to letters she mails in hopes the carrier will place a stamp on it. This letter never got stamped and made it through the cancelling machine as well as the hands of a numlter of postal employes Kenneth Cassidy is shown holding the letter
UPI TelephotoOnly the Foundation Remained
The foundation was all that remained of a duplex apartment on the north side infant were killed as a result of tornadoes Sunday in a four-county area south of of Oshkosh, Wis., following a tornado which struck Sunday More than 400 homes Oshkosh were damaged in Oshkosh, but no deaths were reported. An elderly woman and an
Possibility of Alienation Of Affection Snit Prom Interest in La u n
By Firma Hornbeck
I just figured out if my husband paid just half the attention to me as he does the lawn, my 70-year Old mailman would never have started to look like Robert Redford
If ever there was a valid suit for alienation of affection, it’s that lousy lawn.
There is something about the ability of a man to grow a few blades of grass that contributes to his masculinity. He is either a grass grower or he is not a grass grower. I have seen virile men move into the neighborhood with tattoos on their lips, but if they have fungus on their dwarf tiff, forget it. They’re just not one of the boys.
A lawn enthusiast has two moods: irritable and irritable These are interchangeable depending on whether the grass is growing or whether the grass is not growing.
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When the grass is not growing, my husband goes to the library to see what could be missing, has his soil analyzed, waters, soaks, fertilizes, and has the nurseryman who sold him the seed make a house call.
When the grass is growing, he runs the mower back to the store to make sure the blade is cutting, trims, rakes, rolls and makes an obscene phone call to the dog next door who over-fertilized it in the first place.
There is no pleasing a lawn freak
Some say it is normal for a man to want a pretty lawn. I don’t know what is normal anymore. I sent the kids to Mother’s, blew an entire food budget on steaks and wine, put a dab of garlic on the lightbulb and slipped into something that had not been paid for. * What are you thinking?” I teased, turning off the TV' set.
“Did you turn the hose off?” he asked
Is it normal for a man to call the police and report a flock of birds who are eating our grass seed'.’ Is it normal for a grown man to mourn a brown spot for three years?
I was all set to tell the mailman about my infatuation with hun when he said, “I see your husband uses a chemical fertilizer of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potash Tell him if he invested in a little sheep dip, he’d do away with that crabgrass. Is there something you wanted?”
“I thought you looked like someone I knew,” I said. “But I was mistaken You all look alike.”
(Copyright 1974, Field Enterprise* Inc.)