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Paul’s People, No. 94

This wasn't Una's first trip up to the roof.
This wasn't Una's first trip up to the roof.

Una Zeck presented me with a first this morning -- a coveted structural engineer's calculation pad.

So, I guess two can play at that notebooks game.

(She recently retired. If you ever cross paths with her, ask how many women populated her field when she was just starting out as an engineer.)

I have been using submissions from Una for years, both in print and in The Slice blog. She is smart and funny.

Here's one I really like, from March 15, 2011.


And in the matter of whether people trying to track down old classmates have ever contacted you because you have the same name, one reader's answer was an emphatic "No."

"I could only laugh when I saw that," wrote Una Zeck.


Here's another one I loved. An answer to a Slice question, it ran as the ender line on June 13, 2015.


Una Zeck said that if there had been a board game like "Mystery Date" aimed at boys it might have been called "Out of Your League."

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