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Standing In Line To Buy a Newspaper!

November 9, 2020

This story is one that will bring a smile to anyone who loves an image that recalls slices of America’s past. A smile will be created for those who love newspapers, and know of their continued importance in the nation. Also, a smile will be created for those who well understand the power of this moment in which we’re living.

This is a photo taken midday Sunday at a bookstore in Pasadena, California. When I saw it, along with the caption, I did a fist-bump at my desk.

Outside Vromans is a line of people waiting to get inside to buy the Sunday edition of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and other national papers with the news of the outcome of the presidential election. People knew the power of the headline and the value of the reporting contained in the newspapers.

The folks in line, according to the store owner, were lining up all day to buy newspapers–before they all sold out. It was reported that the store owner never had a line of customers like this before!

Now I grant to my readers, there is a bit of downside to this story as too many citizens do not read a paper on a daily basis. Getting a historic copy is special, no doubt. While that nostalgic feel from the image above strikes a note for many who see it, the fact remains that more daily consumption of actual news reporting is required in our nation. The type of reporting that newspapers provide.

And so it goes.

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