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This email from MNB reader Maurine King  made me so happy…

Just wanted to share a laugh with you this morning!

Here I am sitting at my computer at work with my earphones on listening to your daily FaceTime with the Content Guy as you expand on the newspaper metaphor from yesterday.

I absolutely laughed out loud SO LOUDLY that one of my colleagues came from their workstation wanting to know what they were missing out on and if I was ok!!  I had to explain what you were saying and how folks couldn’t wait to get their hands on the daily newspaper to read the obituary section!  LOL  My mother in law, God rest her soul, did just some.  After finding the obituary of someone she knew, she would pick up the telephone and call me to tell me so and so had passed...and ask the question “did I know them?”  If I didn’t know them, she explained to me how I really did know them as they were related to so and so and her daughter married so and so, and the conversation would go on and on like the Energizer Bunny!  I cannot remember, same as you, when I last looked in the newspaper for an obituary notice.  Yes...I do that online too.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for once again, for starting my day by sharing what’s on your mind, as I do look forward to hearing what’s on your mind.  I don’t know how you keep going and never run out of something that’s on your mind but glad that you don’t!

Taking a different approach to commenting on that FaceTime video, MNB reader Julia Ann Mataras wrote:

It’s nice to see you in other parts of your house.  But what’s with the dishtowel on your shoulder? 

I had just finished making breakfast.  It is MorningNewsBeat, y'know.  (Chorizo omelette, in case you were wondering.)

I was critical of Floridians and Public shoppers not paying attention to supermarket aisle directional signs designed to facilitate social distancing, prompting MNB reader Bob Thomas to write:

How can you expect Floridians to follow arrows?

Dec 24, 2014 - “Always with the left turn signal on, from when they left the house that morning. That's a legal turn in Florida. It's known as an 'eventual left.'” — Jerry Seinfeld.

Thanks for making me laugh out loud.

And finally, from MNB reader Kelsi Ward:

As many others said today, thank you so much for posting the story from the transgender woman the other day. I followed up reading it with changing my own email signature.

Representation and visibility matter!

I changed mine, too.