The Roach Rattler ... a newsletter
|Large corporations now own almost everything.
Drug stores have vanished along with neighborhood beer joints, the ice plant, green stamps and the folksy hometown newspapers.
For a year or so my friend Karen and I have been thinking that Roach should have a newsletter. Roach no longer has a school, a gristmill, or three grocery stores, but Roach has a Post Office, two cemeteries and a quick shop, and that surely rates a newsletter. If you count the residents in the cemeteries and in the Roach suburbs, were talking big numbers here.
Our Mission Statement: To not take anything too seriously because we live in Roach.
A Monthly Topic: This could be anything from guns to guinea hens, pizza to politicians, or cars to cow plops.
Local News: You name it, well write it. Send us your news tips.
Dear Mattie: Mattie is our personal advice writer. Shes heard it all and knows all the answers.
Roach Rants: Bad things that make you mad; trash thrown out all along old Hwy. 54.
Roach Raves: Good things that make you glad; the lost horses were found.
Remember When: People used to ride the mail truck, and Roach didnt have electricity.
Pithy Quotes i.e. Todays mighty oak is just yesterdays
nut that held its ground.
Lost and Found: If you lose your pet, your favorite wrench or anything else, let us know.
Foreign News: We have several former Roach residents who have agreed to send us news bulletins from as far away as Cape Horn and as near as East Roach.
If theres something you want to see, or dont want to see in our newsletter, let us know. We welcome ideas from our readers.
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