I heard Tom Brokaw speaking on television the other day and he talked of knowing about certain events as a child because his family subscribed to Life Magazine.
It made me think of all the magazines that have been a part of my life.
My family was not, in retrospect, very sophisticated. We lived in a rural area; we went to ‘the city’ for the Ice Capades, the zoo, school clothes, and to see Santa on the sixth floor of Shillitos. But we were readers of two daily newspapers most of the time and some popular magazines of the day.