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Letters: Thanks for memories delivering the Richmond News

A carrier’s mother reflects on good memories doing the paper route with her son.
The print edition of the Richmond News ends on Nov. 30.

Dear Richmond News,

When my son and I were about to leave for the newspaper delivery today, we found the letter between the piles of newspapers mentioning the end of the publishing.

We went silent for a bit after we read it.

Along the way of the delivery that day, we talked about the memories of delivering the newspaper for over two years.

Bringing a shovel along and shovelling as we walked through the heavy snow.

Covering our cart with a vinyl sheet to protect newspapers from getting wet while we got very wet on rainy days.

Chasing after the blown away newspapers on a windy day.

Talking about which house we liked.

Witnessing the house constructions one after another.

Admiring the sunset, cherry blossoms, autumn leaves.

Finding a sweet surprise of a Christmas present in the reader’s mailbox.

Looking back, it has been a wonderful bonding time for me with my son, and I enjoyed accumulating my steps.

As for my son, he discovered the excitement of earning money and spending it on his hobbies.

Thank you for providing us a great experience and unforgettable memories.

Marie Kawai and Yoann


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