Saturday, May 9, 2009

Family Life

As a child one of the highlights of the month was when our issue of the Family Life came. It contained a section of children's stories that Mom would read to us before we went to bed and the cover had hand drawn pictures that we liked to color.
We saved all the issues and as we grew older we enjoyed reading all the stories. My grandparents had every issue of the Pathway magazines (Family Life, Young Companion, and Blackboard Bulletin) from the time the first one rolled of the press in the 60's. It was a special treat to borrow their back issues. They had a continued children's story that was written in German which only Mom could read fluently. And Sunday afternoon we would all sit around the kitchen table eating popcorn and apples while she read it to us.

For some reason my husband and I never had the urge to subscribe to it after we got married. However last fall someone gave us a gift subscription and now our children enjoy them too. And since they're laying around the house, I usually end up reading them from cover to cover too.
We got the May issue this week. I had to look twice at the picture they chose for the cover. And I'm still puzzling over why they used it.

I like an egg for breakfast occasionally. I think baby chicks are cute. And it's something of a miracle how they hatch. But please! the eggs in a carton setting on a table are not supposed to be in danger of doing that.

Maybe I'm a little weird or something, but I have not had an egg for breakfast since this came.


  1. If I open my egg carton and chicks start hatching, I'm gonna freak out!

    I LOVE the Family Life time!

    Happy Mother's Day, friend!

  2. I haven't heard of this, but I can tell it is one I would love to read.

  3. Oh, and I meant to say, I love your blog, I hope to be back soon to read more, I have always wished I was Amish, so this will be so interesting to read!

  4. I've never heard of this magazine, but it looks very interesting. I was brought up on a farm in the 50s. My grandparents had no electricity or running water. Grandma's kitchen has housed baby chicks and other creatures who were in danger of dying if they weren't kept warm behind the cookstove. However, baby chicks were never allowed on the table.

    Enjoyed visiting with you.

  5. That's too funny! I think the most exciting thing you're bound to find in an egg carton is a double-yolk!

  6. I know what you mean about not eating eggs for a while... my tummy would have turned as well. The magazine looks great, I don't know if there's an equivalent in the UK.

  7. We subscribe to all three magazines and I was kind of surprised by the cover believing they would only put things on their magazine that is true to life. Maybe about a year ago, there were some people not happy with an allegory they published about lions and elephants. Elephants being the Christians.

    We have ducks and I am a bit nervous about how developed an egg might be. So far, we've done ok.

  8. I found your blog several days ago and have been enjoying looking through your archieves! I am a homeschool mom who has used "Pathways" books to teach all of my chilren to read! They love the stories. Fun to happen upon that reference. Both my husband and I have a desire to leave the city and "homestead", so I find your blog fascinating.

  9. When I was homeschooling, for several years I subscribed to all three of the Pathway magazines. I hadn't thought about them for ages!


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