While browsing the Used Book Room at the Library I came upon these lovelies.
When I was a student at Eton Elementary School, our school librarian made sure that we had a subscription to IDEALS magazine. I can remember sitting at a table in the library looking at the pretty pictures and reading some of the poems that could be found inside the pages of this lovely magazine.
As I got older, I lost track of this periodical but when I was a young wife and mom, I can remember seeing this publication at the Huntsville Library. One time Mama G was with us when we went to exchange books and she sat down with an ideals magazine. Before we left the library, she copied a few pages that she thought would be useful for a Women's Circle program at her church.
These vintage magazines are from the 70s and 80s. I did find an article by Gladys Taber in one of the Thanksgiving editions. ( I have several of her books about New England Living). Also Edgar a Guest had a poem or two among the pages. I love Edgar Guest. He was known as the Poet of the People for his folksy poetry.
I did some digging around and I found that Worthy Publishing of Nashville, Tennessee continues to release two editions each year. One at Christmas and one at Easter. There is even a Facebook page for Ideals.
As I get older I find that I am a sucker for things that remind me of my youth. Perhaps that is how EBAY got started!!