A few weeks ago I was working on cleaning out the apartment of my aunt who had recently passed away. She was 88 on her last birthday and for many years lived alone. Like many people of her generation my aunt was a “saver.” In the process of organizing everything I came across a copy of Woman’s Day magazine that she had saved from April 1939. The cover price was two cents. The magazine was in almost mint condition. The pages had yellowed, but otherwise it was perfect.
I don’t know her reason for keeping this particular issue, because there were no other copies of the magazine to be found in her apartment. Maybe it was the rather interesting assortment of articles. They included:
• 20 of America’s Greatest Women Discuss What You Can Do to Prevent War!
• Adolescence…what it is and what to do about it
• Advice to Blushing Brides by Gracie Allen
• The Nine Little Kennedys – and how they grew
• Six Salads for Men
I have to admit that I was sucked in by some of the articles and eventually realized that I had the magazine from cover to cover. Not only the articles, but the ads as well. You see, I love history and this was a real gem of a find. When I finally put down the magazine I got to thinking about all of the history that’s taken place since that issue was published. I could list a thousand things, but that wouldn’t begin to scratch the surface. I then got to thinking about the Inn and its history over the last seventy years...and also our first 32 years. It’s a great story which you can read on our website, but there’s a lot that’s missing.