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Monday, September 24, 2012
Happy Birthday Via the Newspaper
In one of my prouder moments of speaking through the local newspaper, I had the opportunity to wish my 95-year old neighbor a happy birthday through this column in the local newspaper, which came out on her birthday. As friends dropped by to greet her throughout the day, she proudly displayed the newspaper. And even now she says she's heard from people she hadn't talked to in years because they read her 'birthday column'! Who says newspapers are dying? September 20, 2012
Jo KadlecekThe Salem News About seven years ago, as my husband and I were preparing to move to the North Shore so I could take a job at Gordon College, we were duly warned: New Englanders are chilly people. Don’t expect to fit right in, folks told us, raising their eyebrows. And do not expect to get to know your neighbors. It won’t happen. There’s a reason, the charges went, that the stereotype of cold Northerners exists.
I'm Jo Kadlecek. Glad to meet you! I used to be the journalist in residence at a college in Massachusetts, but now I'm a roving reporter in the land down under. Contact me at JoKad@mac.com or follow me on Twitter @JoKadlecek)