Parmjit (Paul) Bhangu,
MEMORABLE ARTICLE: “It Pays to Increase Your Word Power” by Wilfred Funk (August 1959)
I’ve been reading this magazine since 1958, when I was a Grade 9 student living in India. My dad was a subscriber, and our family would wait eagerly for the postman to bring Reader’s Digest every month. Back then your articles helped me learn English—especially Word Power, which enabled me to expand my vocabulary. I also devoured the book excerpts, which always contained inspirational stories of courage and basic human goodness—two virtues that remain important to me. I’m grateful to have had this valuable resource growing up, and I still read the magazine regularly today.