A reporter planning a full day’s schedule learns early to be flexible. If you’re not adaptable you may miss the best story of your career or fail to meet the most interesting people. When covering an event, I like to share with others what happens in stories and photos. Often I walk away with more story ideas than the one I was covering. Enjoying the Broseley Homecoming I not only found additional story ideas but people who wanted to reminisce about the Daily American Republic newspaper. As we were talking, I asked David Mondy how long he had lived in the Broseley area. “I’ve been here all of my life. I never moved away,” said Mondy, quickly adding, “My mom (Dorothy Mondy) delivered papers for 17 years. Rose Saracini was her boss.” Mondy’s mother had the Broseley route, along Highway 51 and the side roads, he said. He and his younger family members would help her with the deliveries. Saracini was a long time DAR circulation director. She was a well respected member of the community, who played an active role in the community and the lives of many paper carriers. As I went around the festival, I’d introduce myself to folks and often they shared what they enjoy about the paper. One vendor smiled and shared “I enjoy the paper.” Frances Cross of Campbell said, “my husband says I buy it for the crossword puzzles.” She assured everyone she likes the “Friday Hobby Lobby sale bill and the Saturday auction ads” too, but most of all “I like the feel of the paper.” Others in the crowd agreed they enjoyed holding the print edition while reading their news. However you read the DAR, whether it be my favorite when I have time for a relaxing cup of coffee, the print edition, or when I’ve overslept in the morning and rushing with my cup of microwaved tea, the online edition on my cellphone, “thank you for reading the DAR and trusting us to share your stories and your ads.” If you are an online subscriber, you might want to pick up a copy of the print edition when the story or photo of your family appears for your family archives. The paper serves as a historical resource and I’m certain sometime the newspaper will share a piece of your family’s history with our readers, if we haven’t already. Horton is a staff writer for the Daily American Republic. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .