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MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Great new job idea Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” How about hiring real people to answer business phones? Most big companies have computers answering their phones. Voice prompts may sound like real people, but we all know they aren’t. And when you push a button, you just get a different computer. Sometimes the computer says, [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Seriously looking ahead Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” Republican infighting can be either entertaining or depressing. However, retired people remain especially aware that the President and the Congress we elect this year will deal with Social Security. Our Social Security program was enacted about 77 years ago. Few are left to [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

January 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” Time travel Samoa skipped last Friday entirely, and landed on the other side of the International Date Line. They are only about 10 miles from it. They wanted to be in sync with Australia and other populated areas closer to them. On February 29, 1948, I was on a ship heading home from Korea. It was [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

December 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” Happy New Year! I intend that to mean for the whole year, not just January 1. May 2012 be a year of blessings for all of us. Our first day of the year is related to the Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory. If you don’t like this one, the Julian calendar places New Year’s Day on January [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” Merry Christmas! How many dozen people have you heard that from lately? It comes in handy this time of year when you can’t think of anything else to say. Robo calls I get several every day, so I don’t answer until seven rings. And now there’s talk of allowing robo calls to cell phones. I may [...]
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