Newspaper tales of past mistakes and shared laughs

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson My start in the newspaper business was with The Brundidge Banner. Copy was written on a TRS-80, a computer as big as a refrigerator/freezer combination. Typing errors that made the proof page were corrected by cutting out the mistakes and inserting the waxed-back corrections.My mother was my greatest critic. She delightfully pointed out the errors of my ways. The Banner typist and I had worked extremely hard to make sure a wedding write-up was letter perfect. We knew the couple and their families and how pa’ticlar they were. There was not one mistake in the entire article that took up more than half a page. But, when the publisher saw the scope of the article, he said, “Cut it!”I whined but to no avail. At least not until just before press time. He had changed his mind. “Put it back.” Hurriedly, I did. The next day Mama said, “You sure made a mess out of that wedding write-up.” What was she talking about? There were no mistakes. It was perfect. Letter perfect! “Just sounded strange to me,” Mama said. “It said the groom’s sister was a pair of matching trousers.” Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Print Article “What?!” If there was one mistake there had to be two. In my haste, I had wrongly replaced lines. I grabbed the Banner and began to read. I could not have planned what had happened.The article continued to read: the groom was dressed in a Dynasty tuxedo trimmed with tiny seed pearls and streamers of satin and lace.  Later that day as I sat dejected and fearful in the Banner office, I heard the hairdresser in the beauty shop next door asked, “What kind of wedding was that? Listen to what the groom was wearing…..”That marriage did not last. I just hope that I had little or nothing to do with the breakup. You Might Like How to survive Thanksgiving politics Thanksgiving may get ugly this year. God only knows what may happen when a progressive liberal Democrat discovers he’s sitting… read morecenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 26, 2016 If laughter is the best medicine, we all got overdosed that night.I did not win the ‘worst of the worst’ contest. It went to the writer who miscopied a telephone number and sent readers directly to a porn-site and the man who was featured in the article into hiding.But thinking about the staff of the Bulldog Beat and their interest in and dedication to their student newspaper, reminded me of days when newspapers were  “laid out,” photos were developed in the darkroom, the press was churning in the back room and mistakes were inked forever. Newspaper tales of past mistakes and shared laughs One night in the not so long ago, several of us “newspaper gals” got together at a local restaurant to reminisce about the “good ol’ days” in the business. Most of us had worked together “spreading the news” at some point in time. Karen Herring, Lisa Linton, Debra Davis, Fran Sharp and me. That was the bunch of us. As we dined on fatback and biscuits and tomato gravy, the conversation focused on all the good times we had and the not so good times, working until the wee hours of the morning and until we were all crossways with each other and had to take the next day off or we’d never speak to each other again.Then, the conversation drifted to the mistakes we had made, individually and collectively, in the newspapers where we worked at the time. And there was no shortage of entries. We all had more than several for consideration. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson My start in the newspaper business was with The Brundidge Banner. Copy was written on a TRS-80, a computer as big as a refrigerator/freezer combination. Typing errors that made the proof page were corrected by cutting out the mistakes and inserting the waxed-back corrections.My mother was my greatest critic. She delightfully pointed out the errors of my ways. The Banner typist and I had worked extremely hard to make sure a wedding write-up was letter perfect. We knew the couple and their families and how pa’ticlar they were. There was not one mistake in the entire article that took up more than half a page. But, when the publisher saw the scope of the article, he said, “Cut it!”I whined but to no avail. At least not until just before press time. He had changed his mind. “Put it back.” Hurriedly, I did. The next day Mama said, “You sure made a mess out of that wedding write-up.” What was she talking about? There were no mistakes. It was perfect. Letter perfect! “Just sounded strange to me,” Mama said. “It said the groom’s sister was a pair of matching trousers.” Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Print Article “What?!” If there was one mistake there had to be two. In my haste, I had wrongly replaced lines. I grabbed the Banner and began to read. I could not have planned what had happened.The article continued to read: the groom was dressed in a Dynasty tuxedo trimmed with tiny seed pearls and streamers of satin and lace.  Later that day as I sat dejected and fearful in the Banner office, I heard the hairdresser in the beauty shop next door asked, “What kind of wedding was that? Listen to what the groom was wearing…..”That marriage did not last. I just hope that I had little or nothing to do with the breakup. You Might Like How to survive Thanksgiving politics Thanksgiving may get ugly this year. God only knows what may happen when a progressive liberal Democrat discovers he’s sitting… read morecenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 26, 2016 If laughter is the best medicine, we all got overdosed that night.I did not win the ‘worst of the worst’ contest. It went to the writer who miscopied a telephone number and sent readers directly to a porn-site and the man who was featured in the article into hiding.But thinking about the staff of the Bulldog Beat and their interest in and dedication to their student newspaper, reminded me of days when newspapers were  “laid out,” photos were developed in the darkroom, the press was churning in the back room and mistakes were inked forever. Newspaper tales of past mistakes and shared laughs One night in the not so long ago, several of us “newspaper gals” got together at a local restaurant to reminisce about the “good ol’ days” in the business. Most of us had worked together “spreading the news” at some point in time. Karen Herring, Lisa Linton, Debra Davis, Fran Sharp and me. That was the bunch of us. As we dined on fatback and biscuits and tomato gravy, the conversation focused on all the good times we had and the not so good times, working until the wee hours of the morning and until we were all crossways with each other and had to take the next day off or we’d never speak to each other again.Then, the conversation drifted to the mistakes we had made, individually and collectively, in the newspapers where we worked at the time. And there was no shortage of entries. We all had more than several for consideration. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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