“The love ($) you get is equal to the love ($) you give” — adapted from John Lennon

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Photo: Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer, Carlmont High School, Scotscoop. 11/21/18. NOTE: The headline is adapted from John Lennon’s misquotation of the original words by Paul McCartney, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make,” from “The End” in the Beatles’ Abbey Road (1969).

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 31 Aug 1974

Eddie Meath, founder of the Eddie Meath Penny Fund. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 31 Aug 1974

Remember the Eddie Meath Penny Fund?

Up to the mid-nineties, the fund — founded by famed broadcaster Eddie Meath — raised money to buy toys for hospitalized children. Eddie gladly accepted pennies, but also requested “quiet money.”¹

While our mission is not so noble and given that pennies are passé, we are initiating the Talker of the Town Quiet Money Fund.

As seen in Help Talker fill its empty hat, Talker — lacking as much as a donate button — has yet to monetize. So far it has been a five year labor not of money but of love.

Nonetheless, last week the bill came due. Operating the magazine costs $251.88 a year, plus some sundry fees of about $100.Bluehost-page0001

Last year (BELOW), we asked people to send donations via check or cash to David Kramer at 155 Avalon Drive, Rochester NY 14618.

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We’ll take your two cents worth.

Even more than money, as seen below in We need you!, Talker writers are, alas, feeling the strain of multiple commitments and demands on our time. We need writers, editors and marketers. (With enough hands, maybe we can actually make some money and end the Talker of the Town Quiet Money Fund.)

If you have enjoyed the magazine — always a communal endeavor — please consider contributing your own stories and/or images on whatever topics interest you. We very much welcome and need many voices.

Every page has the email contact: David Kramer dkramer3@naz.edu

So send along pennies, quiet money or a just a nice card (see below). Better yet, get involved.

¹The headline is adapted from John Lennon’s misquotation of the original words by Paul McCartney, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make,” from “The End” in the Beatles’ Abbey Road (1969). See “The End (Wiki)”

Audrey’s interview (11/21/18)

Interview by Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer, Carlmont High School, Scotscoop. 11/20/18

Interview by Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer, Carlmont High School, Scotscoop. 11/20/18

Photo: Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer, Carlmont High School, Scotscoop. 11/20/18

The first 2018 donation by “Leslie Frances” who chose to remain anonymous. Photo: Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer, Carlmont High School, Scotscoop. 11/21/18

 

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The UR’s Kappa Alpha Theta sorority wants you to submit to Talker! The chapter members are HUGE fans of the magazine. University of Rochester Quadrangle, 11/18/16 [Photo: David Kramer] From We need you!

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(l-r, t-b) Bill Pruitt, Justin Delinois, Olivia Spenard, Leslie Kramer, Michael Nighan, Dean Tucker, Shadi Kafi, Emily Sargent. Bruce Kay, Jason Muhammad, Kitty Jospé, Jordan Esberger , George and Mendon Payne, John Roche, Courtney Kuhn, Anna Gleason, Rajesh Barnabas, Stefan Cohen, Athesia Benjamin and Julie Everitt. Image created with much appreciation by the Rush Rhees’ IT staff. From From We need you!

As seen in Talker’s Foreign Correspondent sends donation home, Talker’s experiment is an “incomplete success.” But it’s not too late. and Thanks, Anonymous Donor!, Last year, we received several generous donations and some very nice greeting cards.envelope

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Says who you can’t get rich being a writer.

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