Sarasota News Leader

08/09/2013 & 08/16/2013

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Sarasota News Leader August 9 & 16, 2013 OPINION They may have sat there alone, but they were certainly not forgotten. We remembered them, and when we retired, we boxed them up and labeled the boxes "FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN." Yes, we had a plan. We would take our children and their kids to the beach, play in the water (OK, watch them play in the water) until we were all tired. Then we would go home, pour some wine, fire up the grill and let our grandchildren entertain themselves while we caught up with what our own children were doing. All we had to do was pop the VHS cassette into the VHS player. Wait — we no longer had one, or if we did, it no longer worked or could not be found. Page 94 The final solution, of course, was to take a shopping bag full of old — but nearly new — VHS cassettes to Sarasota's elephant graveyard for the old and useless — the Goodwill Store. % LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Sarasota News Leader welcomes letters to the editor from its readers. Letters should be no more than 300 words in length, and include the name, street address and telephone number of the writer. Letters should be emailed to, with "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line. Letters actually printed will be selected based on space available, subject matter and other factors. We reserve the right to edit any letters submitted for length, grammar, spelling, etc. All letters submitted become the property of The Sarasota News Leader. FREE SUBSCRIPTION Don't have your own subscription to The Sarasota News Leader? Subscribe for FREE and receive a weekly notification when the latest issue is available online. QUICK TIP Share stories by clicking the icon in the menubar and choosing to share via e-mail, post to Facebook or Twitter, or many other sharing options.

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