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Re: A bit of advice
  1. #1
    Edna Pearl Guest

    Default Re: A bit of advice

    Love it!

    My SO's parents have insisted on giving him a subscription to Reader's
    Digest for many years now. It is an excellent publication, and the
    publishers have historically been wonderful public citizens. The Lila
    Acheson Wallace Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is probably the crown
    jewel of their public contributions, at least in my own mind. I love it so.
    But the contributions of founding family's charitable foundations are
    endless.

    Every issue of Reader's Digest in recent years has included letters of
    gratitude from members of American armed forces abroad for the magazine's
    taste of home -- which fits in the back pocket of standard issue uniforms!

    My SO chooses articles from RD that he thinks I might like, to save me the
    time and effort of reading it cover to cover. I have a couple of magazines
    ahead of RD in my monthly reading list. But anybody who disses RD has
    picked a fight with me, for sure! I love it to bits.

    ep tof
    (still walking with a limp)


    "Sue" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > OK. I admit it. I like reading Reader's Digest. Not at the
    > dentist's office (he has things I don't read such as People and Better
    > Homes and Gardens). I subscribe. Get over it. One of the features I
    > like is the quotes and what I read last night seems to be very apropos
    > this group.
    >
    > Henri Matisse said, "When you're out of willpower, you can call on
    > stubbornness." I like that.
    >
    > Sue who has been stubborn for:
    > Four years, seven months, five days, 15 hours, 18 minutes and 39
    > seconds. 55461 cigarettes not smoked, saving $9,234.26. Life saved: 27
    > weeks, 3 days, 13 hours, 45 minutes.
    >
    >




  2. #2
    Becky Guest

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    I used to love Readers Digest when I was a kid.I loved it when someone would
    give me a bunch of them at one time. I felt like I had hit the motherload!
    As an adult I like to do the Enrich Your Word Power. I nearly always do
    excellent and very good. the humor and stories are great too. I dont read as
    much as I use to .perhaps I should get back into it again

    --
    Becky
    QOF
    "Edna Pearl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:ia7keb$krc$[email protected]..
    > Love it!
    >
    > My SO's parents have insisted on giving him a subscription to Reader's
    > Digest for many years now. It is an excellent publication, and the
    > publishers have historically been wonderful public citizens. The Lila
    > Acheson Wallace Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is probably the
    > crown jewel of their public contributions, at least in my own mind. I
    > love it so. But the contributions of founding family's charitable
    > foundations are endless.
    >
    > Every issue of Reader's Digest in recent years has included letters of
    > gratitude from members of American armed forces abroad for the magazine's
    > taste of home -- which fits in the back pocket of standard issue uniforms!
    >
    > My SO chooses articles from RD that he thinks I might like, to save me the
    > time and effort of reading it cover to cover. I have a couple of
    > magazines ahead of RD in my monthly reading list. But anybody who disses
    > RD has picked a fight with me, for sure! I love it to bits.
    >
    > ep tof
    > (still walking with a limp)
    >
    >
    > "Sue" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> OK. I admit it. I like reading Reader's Digest. Not at the
    >> dentist's office (he has things I don't read such as People and Better
    >> Homes and Gardens). I subscribe. Get over it. One of the features I
    >> like is the quotes and what I read last night seems to be very apropos
    >> this group.
    >>
    >> Henri Matisse said, "When you're out of willpower, you can call on
    >> stubbornness." I like that.
    >>
    >> Sue who has been stubborn for:
    >> Four years, seven months, five days, 15 hours, 18 minutes and 39
    >> seconds. 55461 cigarettes not smoked, saving $9,234.26. Life saved: 27
    >> weeks, 3 days, 13 hours, 45 minutes.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




  3. #3
    Jef. Guest

    Default Re: A bit of advice

    "Becky" wrote
    >I used to love Readers Digest when I was a kid...


    > "Edna Pearl" wrote
    >> My SO's parents have insisted on giving him a subscription to Reader's
    >> Digest for many years now. It is an excellent publication...


    >> "Sue" wrote
    >>> OK. I admit it. I like reading Reader's Digest...



    My mom actually made money submitting a piece to them!
    It was-- I think-- either for the "Life In These United States" or the "Most
    Colorful(?) Character" section.
    It was a story I told her about a time I spent at a Youth Hostel in D.C.

    I'd been staying at this place for a few days when I ran into a tall,
    dark-skinned African man with tribal scars on his face one day.
    We passed one another in the hallway near the bathrooms. He was carrying a
    toothbrush and a bar of soap.
    I hadn't seen him before, so I introduced myself and we exchanged idle
    chit-chat. He was an exchange student from Kenya, and would attend American
    University. He was waiting for his dorm room to open up, and meanwhile was
    bunking at the hostel.

    He was wrapped in this long, heavy cloth sort of a thing. It was artfully
    draped and folded and tucked such that it fell over one shoulder, trailed
    down his chest and wrapped around his waist. It had jagged stripes on it. It
    was rather striking looking, and boldly colorful. I guessed it might be some
    sort of traditional or even ceremonial garb, possibly indigenous to his
    village.

    "That's a very good looking... uh... garment you have on, there. What do you
    call that? Do you have a special name for it?" I asked.
    He looked bewildered for a minute, and then looked down and felt the cloth.
    "You mean... this?"
    "Yes. It's a very handsome piece of attire."
    "Ah...! This is called the same thing in my country as it is in your
    country. It is a bath towel!" --and here he flipped up the edge of the thing
    to display a manufacturer's label-- "It is a CANNON brand bath towel!"

    I felt like an idiot. So much for my cultural inquisitiveness...



  4. #4
    Becky Guest

    Default Re: A bit of advice

    Hehe! Thats funny!! How much money did your Mom get for submitting it?

    --
    Becky
    QOF
    "Jef." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:ia8eqg$agc$[email protected]..
    > "Becky" wrote
    >>I used to love Readers Digest when I was a kid...

    >
    >> "Edna Pearl" wrote
    >>> My SO's parents have insisted on giving him a subscription to Reader's
    >>> Digest for many years now. It is an excellent publication...

    >
    >>> "Sue" wrote
    >>>> OK. I admit it. I like reading Reader's Digest...

    >
    >
    > My mom actually made money submitting a piece to them!
    > It was-- I think-- either for the "Life In These United States" or the
    > "Most Colorful(?) Character" section.
    > It was a story I told her about a time I spent at a Youth Hostel in D.C.
    >
    > I'd been staying at this place for a few days when I ran into a tall,
    > dark-skinned African man with tribal scars on his face one day.
    > We passed one another in the hallway near the bathrooms. He was carrying a
    > toothbrush and a bar of soap.
    > I hadn't seen him before, so I introduced myself and we exchanged idle
    > chit-chat. He was an exchange student from Kenya, and would attend
    > American University. He was waiting for his dorm room to open up, and
    > meanwhile was bunking at the hostel.
    >
    > He was wrapped in this long, heavy cloth sort of a thing. It was artfully
    > draped and folded and tucked such that it fell over one shoulder, trailed
    > down his chest and wrapped around his waist. It had jagged stripes on it.
    > It was rather striking looking, and boldly colorful. I guessed it might be
    > some sort of traditional or even ceremonial garb, possibly indigenous to
    > his village.
    >
    > "That's a very good looking... uh... garment you have on, there. What do
    > you call that? Do you have a special name for it?" I asked.
    > He looked bewildered for a minute, and then looked down and felt the
    > cloth.
    > "You mean... this?"
    > "Yes. It's a very handsome piece of attire."
    > "Ah...! This is called the same thing in my country as it is in your
    > country. It is a bath towel!" --and here he flipped up the edge of the
    > thing to display a manufacturer's label-- "It is a CANNON brand bath
    > towel!"
    >
    > I felt like an idiot. So much for my cultural inquisitiveness...
    >
    >




  5. #5
    Jef. Guest

    Default Re: A bit of advice

    "Becky" wrote
    > Hehe! Thats funny!! How much money did your Mom get for submitting it?



    I think it was $50 or thereabouts. This would've been around 1972. If I
    recall, she bought us dinner with it.



  6. #6
    DavidL Guest

    Default Re: A bit of advice

    On Oct 27, 12:54*am, "Jef." <j...@quitbuddies.org> wrote:
    > "Becky" wrote
    >
    > >I used to love Readers Digest when I was a kid...
    > > "Edna Pearl" *wrote
    > >> My SO's parents have insisted on giving him a subscription to Reader's
    > >> Digest for many years now. *It is an excellent publication...
    > >> "Sue" wrote
    > >>> OK. *I admit it. *I like reading Reader's Digest...

    >
    > My mom actually made money submitting a piece to them!
    > It was-- I think-- either for the "Life In These United States" or the "Most
    > Colorful(?) Character" section.
    > It was a story I told her about a time I spent at a Youth Hostel in D.C.
    >
    > I'd been staying at this place for a few days when I ran into a tall,
    > dark-skinned African man with tribal scars on his face one day.
    > We passed one another in the hallway near the bathrooms. He was carrying a
    > toothbrush and a bar of soap.
    > I hadn't seen him before, so I introduced myself and we exchanged idle
    > chit-chat. He was an exchange student from Kenya, and would attend American
    > University. He was waiting for his dorm room to open up, and meanwhile was
    > bunking at the hostel.
    >
    > He was wrapped in this long, heavy cloth sort of a thing. It was artfully
    > draped and folded and tucked such that it fell over one shoulder, trailed
    > down his chest and wrapped around his waist. It had jagged stripes on it.It
    > was rather striking looking, and boldly colorful. I guessed it might be some
    > sort of traditional or even ceremonial garb, possibly indigenous to his
    > village.
    >
    > "That's a very good looking... uh... garment you have on, there. What do you
    > call that? Do you have a special name for it?" I asked.
    > He looked bewildered for a minute, and then looked down and felt the cloth.
    > "You mean... this?"
    > "Yes. It's a very handsome piece of attire."
    > "Ah...! This is called the same thing in my country as it is in your
    > country. It is a bath towel!" --and here he flipped up the edge of the thing
    > to display a manufacturer's label-- "It is a CANNON brand bath towel!"
    >
    > I felt like an idiot. So much for my cultural inquisitiveness...


    Jef..... another good one.

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