By Donna Brazille, Syndicated columnist
The Picayune Item
There is nothing better than waking up to a hot pot of coffee and the daily newspaper. As a young girl, my grandparents subscribed to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Each morning, I would wake up as soon as I heard the paper hit the front steps. I ran outside to be the first to bring the paper in to my grandmother. She began reading it immediately, over a hot cup of coffee with chicory.
Grandma taught me everything. I still miss her. She’s my angel! As Grandma aged, she’d ask me to read the Times-Picayune news and editorials aloud to her. In the process, I caught her civic enthusiasm, her thirst and duty to inform herself. As a result, I became educated in current events, politics, sports and editorial opinions.
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