Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Letters - Pub­lished let­ters are edited for length and clar­ity.

On our re­cent va­ca­tion, my 16-month-old Char­lie dis­cov­ered a copy of Reader’s Di­gest in the cot­tage we were rent­ing. She sat qui­etly by her­self, flip­ping pages, en­grossed in the sea of let­ters. Through­out that week, she’d run to get the mag­a­zine and bring it over as if to say “Come on, read to me!”

Since re­turn­ing home, we’ve bought her some more is­sues. Now, every time she’s fussy, I say, “Char­lie, go get your Reader’s Di­gest,” and then she’ll sit calmly on my lap for an hour or more as I read it to her. I’m only sorry the mag­a­zine doesn’t elicit the same re­ac­tion from Char­lie’s twin brother, Henri!

The ob­vi­ous next move was to get Char­lie her very own sub­scrip­tion. I have to guess that she’s the youngest per­son in your data­base!

SEB PAR­ADIS, Mon­treal

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