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Nov/dec Winning Limerick
An intruder had stood on our lawn, But brave Buster attacked him at dawn, Leaving only a trace Of its snow on his face, And the snowman we’d made was now gone. Congratulations to Ken Morgan of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for his winning en
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The Unexpected Vase
Flowers in your hair? How about flowers in your shoes? It’s tulip time, after all, with these perennial showstoppers reaching their peak halfway through April. All you need for this splashy and fun centerpiece is pair of old or new rain boots in your
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How We Got By
Late last year, in an essay about the coronavirus pandemic, National Geographic magazine settled on three words to describe how Americans are feeling: “lonely, hollow, heartbroken.” That seems about right. Naturally, however, some of us are faring be
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For Dignity The Homeless
On a bustling Selfless Saturday in Baltimore, the smell of home-cooked spaghetti and barbecue rises from aluminum bins below an I-95 overpass. Rich Akwo, the monthly event’s founder, mingles with nearly 400 homeless men and women as they receive thei
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Tiny House Resorts
By summertime you and your besties will be itching to escape. But if you still prefer to avoid the mega-resorts with their add-on fees and newly liberated vacation crowds, consider booking a cluster of tiny houses. For about the price of a hotel room
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Did You Find Ben Franklin’s Hidden Key?
Can you find the key in this issue? Submit your answer by April 25 via the form on our website (saturdayeveningpost.com/ key-contest), email (keycontest@ saturdayeveningpost.com), or mail (Ben Franklin’s Key, The Saturday Evening Post, 3520 Guion Roa
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When the Stars Came Out in Daylight
Western movies were huge in 1958. Of the 45 (count them!) Westerns released that year, none was bigger than The Big Country. It was based on Ambush at Blanco Canyon by Donald Hamilton, which, our witness a duel between Gregory Peck as the good guy an
The Saturday Evening Post2 min gelesenTelecommunications
Let’s Cut Back On Video Calling
In David Foster Wallace’s notoriously dense novel Infinite Jest, published in 1996, the late author took a sardonic stab at predicting the future of video calling. He described home videophone units complete with hooks for hanging resin masks users w
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The Innovation Secret
Take a look around you right now. At the seat you’re sitting on. The shirt you’re wearing. The light bulbs illuminating the space you’re in. The phone in your pocket. Maybe the earbuds in your ears. If these items have anything in common, it is tha
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Barbershop Quartet
Rockwell knew the appeal of nostalgia, and how Americans loved evocative images from America’s past. So when he painted long-ago scenes for the Post, he’d include historical details that added authenticity to the image. For this 1936 cover, he turned
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See Your Story Published Here!
The 2022 Great American Fiction Contest is now underway. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the magazine, and five runners-up will win $200 and publication online. To enter, visit saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest. ■
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Post-Its
Anyone can frame and hang pictures in neat rows, but why not share your family history and travel highlights in a way that expresses your personal style? Bohemian: Clip pictures to trendy fairy lights or to a rustic macramé hanging as shown in the ph
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Renew Your Passport Now
If the promise of the new vaccine has propelled you into trip-planning mode, now’s the ideal time to double-check the expiration date on your passport. While the U.S. allows folks to travel until the day it expires, many countries won’t accept visito
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Red Goodbye School , Little House
Today the country schools are being underfed, undernourished, to an extent which scarcely anyone seems to realize. Of the funds spent for education in America, 23 percent goes to the common schools of the cities and only 9 percent to those of the cou
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Mending Library
Last summer, 8-year-old Madison F. of New Jersey set out to learn more about diversity. And she figured others could benefit from it, too — especially kids. With libraries closed due to COVID, she took matters into her own hands and opened a small li
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Losing It
Question: Dotty, my middle-aged calico cat, is losing the hair between her eyes and ears. It doesn’t seem to bother her, and her coat is thick everywhere else. What is causing this? Answer: Dotty may have feline pattern baldness, or preauricular alo
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Budget Hacks
You fear that you won’t do enough for your children. You want them to have the best of everything. It becomes silly, says Mrs. Stapleton; American children have too much done for them. You underestimate what you spend for clothes. Eight out of ten p
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Who Wants To Read About Married Men?
We view with some misgivings the advent of a new magazine with the title The American Husband. Obviously, this is not for husbands, but rather about them. The question is: How? Is it about husbands the same way Dog World is about dogs or more as the
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Seriously Good Film and TV
An entire generation has grown up since Eddie Murphy starred as African crown prince Akeem in 1988’s Coming to America. And while some sequels have a sense of desperation about them, this one feels like a reunion with old friends. Despite the 33-year
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Letters
Congratulations on the 200th anniversary of the Post. I wish you many more. In the late 1940s, when I was in elementary school, I was playing in front of my home in Chicago. A man asked me if I was interested in making money selling magazines, includ
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Herding Goats At Squashville Farm
It happens at least once a week: The goats commit jailbreak. They nibble, squirm, and leap their way out of the two-acre space where they are supposed to stay put. Inevitably, they’ll find their way onto the deck, the driveway, the front steps, the s
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Painting A Story
Our second issue of 2021, celebrating our 200th anniversary, is a salute to the Post’s iconic, storytelling covers. The greatness of The Saturday Evening Post is rooted in how accurately it reflected American life. In the fiction and articles it prin
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The Saturday Evening Post
Publisher Joan SerVaas Associate Publisher and Editorial Director Steven Slon Executive Editor Patrick Perry, M.P.H. Managing Editor Andy Hollandbeck Health Editor Wendy Braun, R.N. West Coast Editor Jeanne Wolf Staff Writers Troy Brownfield, Nichola
The Saturday Evening Post5 min gelesenFashion
Woolen Stylish Shoes
If you were a wealthy or middle-class woman living in British America around the time of the Revolution, you probably owned a pair of calamanco shoes. Like sneakers or black pumps today, calamancos were the everyday footwear of early American life: p
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Apropos Of Nothing
The original title of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury was Twilight. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight was originally called Forks. A group of cats is called a clowder. It’s believed that humans’ skin evolved to wrinkle in water as a method to avoi
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Travel Abroad Without A Passport
MIAMI— I hear the staccato rap of the congas several blocks before I spy the salsa trio and the dancer, dressed in a canary yellow cha-cha-cha costume, who sways back and forth in the doorway. It’s not quite noon, yet brunch is teeming with revelers,
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Six Is Enough
Spring is right around the corner. While the temperature may still be playing catch-up with the calendar, kick off the new season with fresh dinner ideas that are perfect for busy weeknight dinners. Like you, I know what a busy life feels like. Somet
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The Grid: As Easter Nears, Our Thoughts Turn To ... Eggs!
The Big Bird Theory: The first known globe to depict the New World was engraved on an ostrich egg in 1504. A crack in the sky: According to Greek myth, the universe originated from a silver cosmic egg known as the Orphic Egg. A charmed life: Russia
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Top 10 Reads
Jamie Conklin can see what others cannot, and despite his mother’s best efforts to keep his talents a secret, Conklin is called on by the NYPD to track down a killer. Turns out, there’s a lot more than meets the eye. For fans of Ann Patchett and Cel
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Fool’s Gold
Otto Muller sat on a wooden chair outside the front door of his house, smoking his pipe and listening to the morning birdcalls. He sat there most days before starting work, usually holding a cup of his sister Elsa’s coffee and watching the sun rise a
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