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Questions from Readers

Used to be Faithful Reader,
— Carol S.

Ed: So I wrote Carol. Anyone who takes the time to compose a poetic lament is someone I want to know. And she admitted she had not actually read the stories yet. Later that evening she wrote back. She liked the stories. She’ll stay with us. And we’ll stay with her.

I just read in the Conway Daily that you are planning on changing your magazine to a bigger one. Please don’t change it. I love the way it is now. Everything in this world seems to get changed in one way or another. The heck with what the others in business do. Your Yankee is just like old-fashioned Ivory Soap…You know what I mean?

— Evelyn P.

Hate the new format! I would rather have 12 small issues than 6 big ones! The small issue makes Yankee unique…and put Mary’s Farm at the end where it’s supposed to be!

— Ann and Dale M.

I am saddened to hear that you are changing the size of the magazine. That was always part of the charm of the traditional New England magazine. It had withstood the “times” and held fast to the format.

— Sarah G.

I have lived in New Hampshire most of my life and the Yankee magazine has been a part of my life for ages. The majority of people in NH are just plain folk with interesting stories to tell. I pay a lot of money for it, and come home and read it in an hour. A larger magazine isn’t going to make me buy it, but some interesting articles will.

— Jan V.

Well, I was bowled over with the January/February 2007 issue. It’s a work of art. I can’t say enough. I look forward to curling up in front of the fireplace, warm drink in one hand and my Yankee magazine in the other to read it cover to cover.

— Diane M.

I do wish you were keeping the original size of the magazine, as it was convenient to read and just put in my bag whenever I wanted to take reading material with me.

— Joan B.

Ed: Boy, did I hear this from the women callers over the past few days. Our smaller size fit perfectly into pocketbooks, so handy for taking to the beauty parlor, or to the auto mechanic, or an appointment. I wish I had a clever reply. I truly feel the quality of the pages and its look will compensate for that touch of convenience.

I love the new format of the first issue of 2007! It arrived in my mailbox today and I sat tonight and read it from cover to cover. It was such a pleasure to be able to read an entire article on one page…or at least consecutive pages. I am just delighted with the changes you have made. The hardest part now is waiting two months for the next issue. Keep up the good work!

— Janey C.

Ed: Hopefully this weekly column and the new features on this web site will tide you over a bit. A surprising number of people have let me know that they feel a bit of relief that they can take more time with each Yankee since it’s bimonthly.

Updated Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

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