Today I came across a relatively current copy of the Reader’s Digest (Nov. 2021). Gosh, I thought, is that publication still going? Well, its dimensions are much reduced compared with the editions of the 1940’s. I think that was the last time I saw a copy of this magazine. Back then I think it was a staple in most American households – it certainly was in ours. My father would read parts of it aloud and the jokes were enjoyed by the whole family, young and old.. The condensed books and the various articles were popular with our family as well.
Well, all that was 70-80 years ago. Society has changed, tastes change, etc. It looks to me as if the Readers Digest has gone downhill. I wonder.