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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:32 PM
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Congratulations "Highlights"! You made me what I am today!
A lot of people would say that's not such a big deal ;) , but I could have wound up another racist like my dad if that same dad hadn't bought me a subscription to "Highlights" (not to mention all the Scholastic books I could read). Little did he know, I'm sure! I'm guessing he had no idea where my propensity to argue with him came from!

Anyway, happy billionth copy, "Highlights"! :party:
http://www.highlights.com/
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:37 PM
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1. Oh yes. What a blessing that little folded children's 'newspaper' was.
And what a day brightener when the came. Same thing for Scholastic.

Some old school memories just make you happy and warm inside.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:39 PM
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2. and who'd have though Goofus would have made it to the White House!
Take that Gallant!
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:02 PM
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5. LMAO!!
Good one! Goofus and Gallant was one of my favorite features.
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goondogger Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:42 PM
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3. I've worked at Highlights for 8 years now
in the editorial offices. Great company. And since every Democrat in Wayne County, PA works at Highlights (and there's only about 30 of us) the "highlights" of our billionth issue celebration was the spot on the Colbet Report! Woot!
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:55 PM
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4. Congratulations, and welcome to DU!
:toast:
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:51 PM
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8. Congrats to you guys at "Highlights"
One of my fondest childhood memories, bar none.
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:37 PM
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11. Congrats, and keep up the good work!
I had a Highlights subscription as a kid too, courtesy of the dad of one of my best friends. ("Jack and Jill" was the other magazine he always brought us.) Oddly enough, "Goofus and Gallant" is the only recurring Highlights feature I remember ... and I always thought Gallant was kind-of a dork.... :) None the less, it was lots of good reading in those days!
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:04 PM
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6. I still read copies of Highlights when I see them in waiting areas
Loved it when I was a kid
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:36 PM
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7. I loved Highlights as a kid
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 06:36 PM by buddyhollysghost

and my kids got a few years' worth of subscriptions when they were younger.

They are excellent for teaching critical thinking skills, reading, social studies and writing.

Every kids should be blessed with Highlights.

(Holiday gifts????? :) )
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dannofoot Donating Member (318 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:54 PM
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9. "The Timbertoes" was tops...
...and the hidden pictures! Like a previous poster, I still hunt for them in the doctor's office.
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wellst0nev0ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:14 PM
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10. Had The Same Experience With Reader's Digest
although I almost became a conservative :(
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:45 PM
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12. My ONLY downside: it reminds me of the dentist's office
:scared:
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:50 PM
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13. I had one of the very early subscriptions to Highlights..1947
I still have some of those copies. I loved that magazine. Read Goofus and Gallant every month and really took it to heart. :loveya:
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