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January 5, 2013

Catching up with old friends

(Continued)

Tonawanda News — Kevin added a P.S.: “I had the misfortune of taking over the Tonawanda News downtown route from Rick Neuhaus (Squires owner) just as Urban Renewal took my customer base from 90-plus papers down to 40 plus within a single year. I was left to cry in my Zeffrey’s cherry phosphate. I should have ‘ran book’ myself.”

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Now for fun trivia from George Soemann whom most of you know from Walker Bros. & Monroe Jewelers.

“Ponder this after Jan. 1,” George wrote. “Your column recently made reference to the idea that few, if any of us, can contemplate how big $16 trillion is. It is indeed difficult to understand such large numbers. I have problems trying to wrap my mind around billions, forget trillions. This little time chart does help: 1 million seconds equals 11 days, and 1 billion seconds equals 32 years.”

Yikes. Happy New Year.

Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or email barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com

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