FAMILY TRA­DI­TION

Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Letters - VICKY SCHICK, Toronto

Reader’s Di­gest is much more than just a magazine to me; it’s part of my family his­tory. My ear­li­est mem­o­ries of read­ing in­volve flip­ping through the pages of my fa­ther’s Por­tuguese edi­tion. I grew up in Brazil, and his sub­scrip­tion to the magazine pro­vided my family with a re­li­able con­nec­tion to the wider word. Even when money was tight, he re­fused to give it up. To­day I’m 57, live in Canada and still look for­ward to my sub­scriber copy, know­ing I will find within it a range of in­ter­est­ing, trust­wor­thy sto­ries and some funny jokes, too. Since girl­hood, it has in­spired my cu­rios­ity and ap­petite for knowl­edge. My fa­ther, who is now 90 and los­ing his sight, has also re­mained de­voted to your pub­li­ca­tion, so much so that when I visit Brazil, one of the first things I do is pick up a cou­ple copies so I can read them to him.

In hon­our of our 70th an­niver­sary, we reached out to read­ers to ask, “What does

Reader’s Di­gest

mean to you?”

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