Dear Heloise: My husband and I are retired and have become paper carriers. Many of your readers write in about what to do with the bags received with the newspaper.
A lot of people do not know that paper carriers have to pay for these bags. We didn't know either until we became carriers!
Could you please let your readers know that the best thing to do with these bags is to save them and give them back to their paper carriers? This will save them a lot of money, and it shows us appreciation.
As long as I am talking, might I also suggest that, for the carriers' safety, everyone receiving the paper should remove dog leashes, hoses, branches and anything that is in the path to their door, porch or paper box. -- Paper Carriers, Rochester, N.Y.
You are right on the front page with these hints for my readers. Newspapers are important, so we definitely need to keep both the readers and carriers happy. -- Heloise
NOTE: Please ask your newspaper carriers whether or not they want the bags and rubber bands back and thank them for their daily delivery.
Uses for self-standing acrylic photo frames:
Use a 4-by-6 one to hold recipe cards while cooking.
An 8-by-10 or larger frame could be used as a copy stand at your computer desk -- just add a clip at the top.
Make a list of often-called telephone numbers and display them in a frame next to the telephone -- great for children.
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