They Were Called Newspapers, Son, And They Were Heavy

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Son: “Dad, what is that pile?”

Father: “Son, those are newspapers. Every major city had one, and some even had two that were published every day. And on Sunday, the newspaper was so heavy you could throw out a hip trying to carry it in from the front porch. That’s how Grandma ended up in the convalescent center.”

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