That is what is printed on the inside copy of another envelope we get in the mail seeking money. In fact, this one was addressed to a Mrs. Ruth Fabler, so we should not have even opened it.
The letter had a nickel attached to it with the copy reading: “Every Nickel Matters.” Well, I have to wonder just how many copies of this sort of envelope were sent out. Besides the postage, and the nickel, it had to cost quite a bit of money to send. This one even wanted a specific amount: $20, to receive a free book. How in the world can you call it a FREE book if you have to send $20 to get it?
••• PENNIES COST MORE! Has the U.S. government ever explained why it costs so much more to produce your penny at the U.S. Mint?
I just read somewhere that the Mint last year lost $31 million while making 6.6 billion new pennies.
Why is that? After all these years of making those pennies you would think someone would come up with a cheaper way to do it and not lose so much money in the process.
••• EASTERSEALS CAMP FAIRLEE I enjoyed the long article in the Sunday Sun Travel section about summer camps when I spotted the title of Easterseals Camp Fairlee. Gus Downes and I were involved in the Camp Fairlee years ago and used to make a few trips up there. It mainly serves children and adults with disabilities, but is also available for rent to the public.
If you would like more info on this camp, the address is 22242 Bay Shore Road, Chestertown, Md.; or call ‘em at 410-778-0566; since it said that you should book eight months in advance or more.
Oh, and I got a kick out of that story in the same section of the Sunday paper about the cats that are adopted and one especially that chases and kills mice at a brewery. The cat’s name is Inky, just like the black cat we had at our house many years ago when I was a teenager.