Main Street – February 26, 2009


Roger Allen, publisher

I got a call from a Postmaster Fred Farage about last week’s column. He said I was wrong when I said the Forever stamp was going out of business on May 11. Sorry about that. The Post Office will continue to sell them.

The stamp IS forever but the price isn’t. Beginning May 12 your purchase of a Forever stamp will cost you the new higher price of 44¢. You can still use them forever, whenever you buy them, but the price could keep going up. Meanwhile, until May 12, if you stock up on Forever stamps at the old price of 42¢ it will be a good deal, sort of.

Bipartisanship needed

The President says he wants bipartisanship in the government’s efforts to fix our critical economic problems. He’s trying. Republicans in Congress claim he’s not. What they really mean is, 1) he’s not doing what they want, or 2) they’re grumpy because he won the Presidential election and he’s not a Republican.

Look at where it got us when one party during the last administration had total control over all branches of government.

A two-party system keeps things in balance IF lawmakers put country, not party, first.

One down

The Anti-Planet League has managed to get rid of our farthest planet, Pluto. They say it’s not a planet but just a ball of ice. What’s next? Will they zero in on Uranus? How long before they get to Earth? Are we doomed to be demoted? (I’m trying to worry about things like that. It takes my mind off the economy and Congress’s partisan behavior.)


The young mother was driving with her three children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of them stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As the mother reeled from the shock, she heard her 5-year-old shout from the back seat, “Mom, that lady isn’t wearing a seat belt!”

New experience

A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women’s locker room. When he was spotted the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, “What’s the matter, haven’t you ever seen a little boy before?”


A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed between the pages. ³Mom, look what I found!² the boy called out. “What do you have there, dear?” asked his mother. With astonishment in his voice the boy answered, “I think it’s Adam’s underwear!”

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