‘Thanks for the New Yankee’I love the new format of the first issue of 2007! I sat tonight and read it cover to cover. It was such a pleasure to be able to read an entire article on one page — or at least consecutive pages. It was almost like curling up with a favorite book. The hardest part now will be waiting two months for the next issue!
Janey Carrico, via e-mail
I’m a Yankee subscriber, and I also work for the United States Postal Service. I find the magazine’s new size easier to deliver. The old format was a little bigger than letter size but too small to be a flat. It kind of sat somewhere in between. Two thumbs up!
Laura Seaborne, Worcester, MA
Having been a fan of Yankee for 50 years — and tiptoeing toward my dotage as a hard-line Yankee — I rolled my eyes when I learned of great impending change in Dublin and prepared to say goodbye to a beloved longtime friend. The new Yankee arrived today — and this old Yankee has been walking around with a spring in his step ever since! I congratulate you for taking this revered New England icon and giving it a strikingly fresh new face. Keep up the great work.
Daniel T. Chane III, Winchester, MA
About a Boy
I’m wiping away tears after reading Yankee‘s heartwarming article about Shirl Penney and Clarence Townsend (“The Pride of Eastport,” January/February). It made me so proud of a young man whom I don’t even know. I can only pray that the young person who receives the scholarship will “pay it forward” and give back to the community if and when he or she is able.
I sit here in my warm den, reading your magazine, while my husband and son play with new Christmas toys, and know how lucky and blessed I am. Thank God that Clarence was there for baby Shirl.