Thinking of magazines
Got the driveway shoveled this morning ,snowed last night, so Leone could go to work. Sitting here looking at back issues of National Geographic and wondering why we keep them for a couple of years and then dispose of them.
We take them to the library where they have a rack of magazines you can have free, just donations. Why don't we take them there when we are through reading them.
When I was living with my grandparents they had saved every Geographic magazine from sometime in the early 20's or teens. As a kid I used to love to go over those old magazines. I could travel to unheard of places in my mind. The mags were all in black and white. Guess I was a little shocked and tittilated (pun intended) by some of the pictures in Africa.
When I went to live with my father and stepmother dad had saved every Saturday Evening Post from I think it was 1919 and was still saving them whenI left home to go in the Navy in 1943 and I imagine that he saved them until he died in 1958.
I'm not sure why, I never saw him read any of the old mags. my sis and I sure did though. I wouldn't be surprised if between us we didn't go through the entire bunch. They were kept in the basement and I swear there was 30 feet of them.
Saturday Evening Post was a weekly then and it did have great cover illustrations and stories, always a serial we looked forward to.
An aunt gave me a subscription to Boys Life and that was read from cover to cover but I always gave those copies to a friend when I was done and I know he passed them on too.
Stepmother took McCalls and I remember her complaining that it cost almost $5:00 a year. Don't remember what the other mags cost. Enough