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Farm And Home Magazine (Newspaper) - May 27, 1956, Albert Lea, Minnesota A a \ s a housewife i m delighted to see our Homes becoming miracles of efficient planning but As a Mother i can to help uttering a nostalgic sigh for the old fashioned attic. My children will never know the wonderful diversions to be found under the open rafters on a Rainy afternoon i remember wistfully the Long Happy hours spent playing the funny toe tingling tunes of the music Rolls on the Edison phonograph. The faded finery of other generations was my passport to the fascinating world of make believe. And Many a thousand Miles i be travel a via a huge Carton of Scenic postcards which first aroused my curiosity about the world. In a afraid my children Are missing an engaging experience by not knowing these enchanting entertainments found Only in an attic mrs Clinton Peters Sarasota Fla. Hell. New neighbor we live in a housing development where new people move in almost daily. When a new family arrive As mine did recently two neighbors carry boxes of slips and Small plants to them. The two women were among the first families to locate Here and they have made each of the subsequent arrivals feel Welcome with these Lovely gifts. Their generosity has helped beautify our neighbourhood and bring a sense of Pride and warmth to our new Liz Crenshaw Carmel quiet hours nearly All of us sometimes find our Days filled with More noise and commotion than we Cai. Endure. I discovered a walk late at night is a Good antidote. The Solitude is just what i need i can literally speak to the stars hear the grass grow listen to the whisper of thoughts. Best of All i can let god talk to me without the interruption of Telephone Doorbell or Horn. I return Home tired but not exhausted Confidence and peace have replaced care and brooding. A the Rev. Howard a. Wessling Louisville by. Way country living it Best i live in the country and regard the City As a perilous place of traffic jams clanging fire engines and pickpockets. Imagine my Surprise when a City woman told me she would t live in the country it offered no police Protection i insisted there was Athing to fear but she had other criticisms no fire department no ambulance service no hospitals. We country people accept these hazards As part of daily living we assume responsibility for our Well being. We Check our wiring mend our Chimney flues and place poisons safely out of reach this is our Way of life and we adjust to it As easily As City Folk do to their noisy country Cousin Cohocton n. Y. Message from a refrigerator i guess in a what they Call a Quot typical i love my husband children and Home. And i guess its also typical to dream about times when i went to the movies with the girls enjoyed buying sprees and ignored responsibilities. But those dreams came to Earth the other Day when our refrigerator failed. For several hours we were without a convenience we had taken for granted. Perishable food and our pleasure and health were jeopardized. I realized then How Many blessings we take for granted not Only our a a gadgets but also the far More vital invisible things our health love and family of any of these should fad they could not be repaired in a few . John e. Bachman Neptune n. pay $10 for year gaffers Vav e Welcome your views on any subject of general interest of we print your letter you will receive $10. Letters must be signed but names will be unt held on request. We Reserve the right to edit contributions. Address utters editor family weekly 179 n Michigan ave., Chicago i in. I can visualize a Shaw less Thurber figure peering earnestly into the pinpoint Eye of a shapeless Thurber dog. The caption below the drawing reads a who is this Patty Johnson and what does she want a the single sentence without the drawing of course came in my mail. I think its the Mast provocative communication in be Ever had. It delights me. Probably it was written in belligerent confusion but i am Able to conjure no More fitting accompaniment for it than the beloved nonsense of a James Thurber sketch from which the original caption without my name of course originated. Well All right. Who is this Patty Johnson and what does she want you could fool me. It will take More years than the ones in be lived to know this Patty Johnson. We be met but we re scarcely old friends she s elusive and just when i think i can typecast her he tuts off in All directions like quicksilver coif or the Flag roiling on i to Jima if a reminder that May 30th it memorial Day. Though the Day is dedicated to a Peachor and the unveiling of Marble Monument All of us should remember that the True memorial is the resolve in the hearts of the living Quot that these dead shall not have died in for a moving Story on memorial Day see Page 19. Photo by Elizabeth address All communications about editorial teatime to Fem ii weekly it n Michigan ave Chicago i til Send Oil advertising communications to family weakly if f Fath st., be York if. N copyright ifs. By family weekly Magalia inc., 179 n. Mich Igan ava.,Chicago i Iii. All rights reserved. 179 North Michigan ave., Chicago i Iii Tao Neid s. Or Jgr publisher Walter c. Dreyfus. Associate publisher Ben Kart Man. Editorial director Malama de pro food editor William a. Fatter Art director associate editor Hobart cd Gibbon Regina Gross Frank Robinson Jock Ryan Jan 1 Kateia be York contents it pays to be a Good listener by Harold p Zalko does your Lipe insurance fit your needs by Jack la an preface to the wedding rat Pas Miami paints a Patio portrait a Allyn fee you. Too. Cah re a musician by Ada Thi last tryout by Mary Treis political Patter by Paul Steiner a a homemaking Bache or Styli by Ruth we Junior treasure Chest edited by mar one Beno taps for two soldiers by Jerry Rte n and what does she want my dear sir the works. The world and All that a in it the sky the stars and the Sun the Earth and the things which swim under it and walk upon it and Fly above it. To love and be loved beyond any Normal capacity for it that she has Ever known. But most of All perhaps the Pursuit of tie dream. Many a Man has died for that. And tin search and the desire to continue the search. Who is this Patty Johnson an what does she want i done to know. But a the Joy of Heing born to find out. Family weekly Magazine. May t7, 195

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