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We’ve made some changes in the way Yankee looks and reads. We invite you to tell us what you think — it will help us as we go forward.

Open Hearts

I am so very glad Yankee chose to highlight the work Jack Williams has done and the difference he has made in the lives of so many foster children (“Not Enough Wednesdays,” October issue). As my husband and I prepare to adopt siblings through the foster-care system, I realize how many children need a loving and safe home. How wonderful to see an article bringing that information to many who may not have had the pleasure of viewing the “Wednesday’s Child” segments on TV and may know little about the incredible need for open hearts and homes for foster children.

Mary Blouin Auffert, St. Paul, MN

On the Road

We want to thank you for the article “Milk Made” in the October issue. We made a trip to Vermont and located Orb Weaver Farm. We enjoyed a wonderful visit with Marjorie Sussman, who generously took time to show us the cheese operation they had, including the “cave.”

Ruth and Karl Knollmueller, Hamden, CT

In September, my wife, son, his wife, and their two children began your two-day fall foliage driving tour of Maine and linked it to the two-day tours of New Hampshire and Vermont.

One of the highlights for the kids (and adults, too) was Shelburne Farms. Other highlights included the Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream factory, Cabot Creamery, a winery, and a maple syrup farm.

We followed your trips to the letter, down every path and little dirt road, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of them. Just one problem — not enough time. The little ones wanted to pet the animals and play, and we had prebooked our motel stays to ensure that we had rooms during the busy fall foliage season. If we were to take these trips again, we would probably make at least three days each of the New Hampshire and Vermont tours.

The Lambert Family, Benson, NC

Editor’s note: Readers will find these great driving tours and much more at, the premier source for news, travel, and events during New England’s most colorful season. (And we know how much fun the tours are because we’ve driven every mile of them ourselves!)

A Certain Peace

After being stationed at Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for two years (1988-1990), I grew to love New England. When I got out of the Air Force, I came back to my native California and have always regretted not settling down back East. I miss the scenery, the slower pace of life, and the inner peace I felt when I was there. I hope to retire there someday, but in the meantime, your wonderful magazine brings a little part of New England to me.

Dena Larkin, Elk Grove, CA

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