Good Old Days Magazine

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  1. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane Very Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone else like this magazine? I used to read it when I lived back home, and could snag my Mom and Dad's copies. I don't have a subscription, but my Mom will occasionally enclose one in a package she sends. I like to keep one or two around to read when I am thinking back and craving simpler times. Although many of the stories are from before my time, reading them and looking at the pictures reminds me of my childhood, when my Grandmother and Aunts and Uncles would be reminiscing with my Parents. http://www.goodolddaysmagazine.com/inthisissue.php
     
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    I had never heard of it, but it looks interesting. Thank you for that.
     
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    After dad died I had to move in and care for mom. On one afternoon ride we stopped at a flea market. Someone had a large box of "Good old Days" magazines from some years back. I could hardly pry mom away from them, so I bought them and set the box beside her chair. They kept her occupied for hours at a time. I liked looking at some of the old ads reprinted in them. Recently I subscribed, but they are different from the older issues. Still, a good read.
     
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    I just subscribed to it.
     
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    I remember finding one somewhere years ago, and being enthralled by it. I always loved things from the "distant" past, even when I was young. Anyway, I set out to find all the "Good Old Days" magazines I could get my hands on! Unfortunately, I lost all my copies over the years. I wish I still had them. They were much better years ago.
     
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    I like the ads, too. I agree, there have been some changes over the years, probably old guard staff retiring and younger ones taking over, and implementing what they thought was better, but I agree, still a good read. I enjoy the stories from people who write in, the recipes, and the pictures.
     
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    @Brittany Houser I wonder if your library has copies? They often have magazine and newspaper subscriptions, so you might be able to find them there.

    @Ken Anderson I'm glad you found it interesting enough to subscribe, hope y'all enjoy reading them.
     
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    I just bid on a lot containing all of the 1978 issues on eBay, and on a mixed lot of 25 vintage issues.
     
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    Woohoo, those are probably oldies but goodies, enjoy!!
     
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    I had it for a years subscription but I prefer Reminisce. I have been a subscriber since 2002. It was better when it was family owned because it had no advertising at all. It was entirely written by its subscribers. But the big outfits swallowed it up and now it's full of ads.
     
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    I received the first package of vintage magazines. It includes the December 1968 issue and a special Christmas issue from that year; May, August, October and November of 1969; all twelve months of 1970; and January, February, March, May, June, October and November of 1971. The 1978 issues should be coming soon, as I won that bid as well. I haven't received the first issue of my subscription yet, but glancing through the ones that I have, I like it quite a lot.
     
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    You're welcome, @Avigail David, I'm glad you and @Ken Anderson are enjoying the stories. I was trying to think of the name of the affiliated magazine, I guess it's probably Reminisce, that @Dave Sun mentioned. I haven't read that, have only seen the cover a few times, and even though it's apparently changed, I'm glad there are still a few around geared toward the older crowd.
     
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    It looks interesting, I know I saw a few stoies I would like to read when I have more time. I like the old stories without all of the computers and tech that we have today.
     
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    I have a Kindle app on my tablet and use it occasionally, but I still prefer to read actual books and magazines. I guess that will fall away once we're all gone, since it seems many of the younger crowd prefer to read electronic versions, but there's just something about holding an actual book or magazine in my hand and being able to turn the pages that I like, rather than just seeing something virtual.
     
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    Good Old Days Magazine replied about my subscription inquiry. They cannot send magazine-subscribers outside of US. I guess, I'd just read articles, online.
     
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    I subscribed years ago but found that I never had extra time for magazine reading, so I gave it up. About a year later, I bought a subscription for my parents and they enjoy it very much, so I've kept up their subscription for years now. I always liked the stories and articles so maybe I'll subscribe again sometime.

    I don't read it online... I didn't even realize it was available in that form, *but* I am connected to them via Facebook and absolutely love the nostalgic photos they post and subsequent discussion of those photos. :) Only problem is that I actually recognize most of the things in those posts of theirs, and it pinches that not much of it is "before my time." haha! Well to be fair there, they *do* mostly post things from the 50s and 60s, so if they'd do WWII stuff, THEN it would be before my time. :p
     
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    Yes, they seem to have changed the focus from those old days to our old days. My mom actually sent me one or two of the magazines in with my Christmas package. I haven't had a chance to read them yet. I'm saving them for when I have the time to read more than a bit at a time, because I enjoy immersing myself in 'the olden days', rather than just reading a page or two. I like seeing the old time recipes, too. I get a lot of my recipes from the internet these days, and many of the ones I find are low fat, paleo, vegan, etc., so I have to spend extra time searching for regular ones.
     
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    I did subscribe to the magazine but I prefer the older issues that I bought on eBay to the ones they are producing now, although it continues to be a good magazine.
     
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    There was a part of the older issues that I think they discontinued. It was always my favorite part. They had a section in the back for pen pals, cards, etc. I loved going through that to see if I could answer questions someone had, send a cheer-up card, send a letter to a lonely elderly person, provide an item they were searching for, etc. Possibly they still have it, but I'm pretty sure I heard a year or so ago that it's been discontinued.

    I *do* understand it... the way things are today, it was surely a security matter... that's sad, but I'm all for protecting especially the elderly so I do get it and would have made the same executive decision, but that doesn't make it any less sad to me that it has to be that way.
     
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    I remember that section, and I liked it, too. I can't remember if I ever used it. I know back in the day (1980s) I had some pen pals, but I can't remember if they were from that magazine or a crafts magazine I had a subscription to. Obviously they didn't last, but it was fun for a while. I can only imagine there would be a lot of scamming going on, particularly since many older folks aren't as wary as some of us. Unfortunately, you're right, it would definitely seem to be a security matter.
     
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    I have never heard or saw a "Good Old Days" magazine issue.

    What I remember to have seen at home since I can remember was Popular Mechanics, and Reader's Digest.

    I can still remember that the very first home I dreamed on came from a floor plan of the "modern home" published in a 1950s Popular Mechanics issue, despite I read it about ten years later, as I can remember the wise advise on how to jump off of a moving train when traveling as stowaway, LOL
     
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    I had never heard of it until it was mentioned here, but I like it.
     
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    :oops:I too haven't heard of it until now. Going to see if the library has some. Wish me luck! Some of the articles seem very interesting.
     
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    Hope you can find some, @Krissttina Isobe . If you can't, there's another one that's almost the same called Reminisce. I don't really know what the difference is, *but* if I'd have to guess by what I've seen on their websites and Facebook, I think maybe Good Old Days focuses more on the 50s type of things, and maybe Reminisce on the 30s/40s and into the 50s...

    Not even sure why I think that, but it's what I've observed. Bottom line, though, is that they both have articles from the past and I don't think either one is generalized to a particular era.
     
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