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1) Crew Cut 2) Saturday Evening Post   Leave a comment

  1. We have a salon on the premises and Nora, who owns it, comes and opens it 3-4 days depending on appointments. I stopped by and she said she had an opening at 12:45 so I took it!She is good and will even trims my beard without my asking–all for $15 and, of course, tip! I get a crew cut 3 times a year :O)

2) The Saturday Evening Post was first published in 1897 and I remember it being a staple in homes and on every newsstand—are there still newsstands?–in the 1940s and 1950s. It sort of faded out just as Life magazines among others did recently and I don’t recall seeing one for many years though every once in awhile the paintings they published by Norman Rockwell were either on the Internet or a reminiscing of a certain time/period in newspapers (which are now disappearing in print) and other magazines.In December, with tons of other ads, I received a mailing from the Saturday Evening Post regarding a year’s subscription for $10 and I couldn’t resist! Hey, they also included a 2022 calendar with 14 reproductions of Rockwell’s paintings of which many are classics today.I received my first issue and immediately was taken with an article: 
that discussed what was wrong with hospitals today (a lot!) including doctors and huge pharmaceutical companies (major problems) that was worth more than the $10 I paid for a year’s worth of articles.There were, also, many very readable and worthwhile articles about other subjects not to forget the illustrations all through the magazine.

One of the many smart things I have done this year—so far!

PS   I am tempted to go back to the antibiotic I was taking in January, February and some of March! I was eating whatever I want (which is a lot!) and losing weight but I was having  a lot of side effects, including scheduling the 2 pills, so I had the meds changed to one, that so far I am having only ONE side effect: my weight is going up as fast as I eat!!! ARGH!

Posted April 5, 2022 by greatmartin in LIFE, MAGAZINES

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How about 44 of them??

Don’t know when it started but I do remember how. I received an email asking if I would be interested in receiving a free magazine for filling out a 2-3 minute survey and I just deleted it. Then it came again but this time it mentioned a magazine I was interested in so I decided to do it and before I knew it I was doing a quick survey a month and, obviously, I did more than 44 surveys over the past couple of years.

Not only do I get 44 magazines a month (some every week) I have $357 in credit!!

Some of the magazines I get are Forbes, Fortune, Time, New York, The New Yorker, Golf, Auto Monthly, Bon Appétit, O, W, Sunset, Men’s Journal, Esquire, Gentleman’s Quarterly, This Old House, Glamour, AARP, Rolling Stone, Wired, Elle, US, People, Sports Illustrated, etc. Most I give to neighbors who are interested in the magazine’s subjects but I still find myself with a bunch of magazines piled up that I have to catch up with.

They have print magazines, digital magazines and even recorded magazines along with some books and you don’t pay a penny nor do you get tons of emails.

With all this the books I want to read are also piling up!

Posted April 10, 2017 by greatmartin in MAGAZINES, Uncategorized

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