Ken and Janice Tate

Dear Friends of the Good Old Days,

The hats, the shoes, the hairstyles -- isn't it entertaining to look at old photos and see how the fashions have changed over the years? Sometimes when I look back at my outrageous plaid bell-bottomed pants, my ill-fitting smock tops and my clunky clogs I just shake my head and laugh. I just had to have those things. I fervently saved my baby-sitting money to purchase the latest popular item, including a terribly uncomfortable navy blue body suit that I wore countless times with white hip-hugger pants.

Among stories of first loves, fun Sundays and winter woes, this issue of Good Old Days covers the changing styles we all experienced (or endured!) over the years. We are also presenting a few changes of our own in this issue. First, we bid a fond farewell and happy retirement to long-time contributors Carol Tannehill (Good Old Days in the Kitchen) and Vicki Tannehill (Home Remedies). We wish them all the best! And we welcome Georgia Kohart, an award-winning food columnist who has a penchant for history, a love of all things creative, and a coop full of banty hens that occasionally have starring roles in her writing. We hope you enjoy getting to know Georgia and her favorite, classic recipes from the Good Old Days.

We are excited to announce another change beginning with this issue: a contest! Just for the fun of it, we hid a photo of an old-fashioned candy stick somewhere in the pages of this magazine. If you spot it, let us know and you will have a chance to win a box of old-fashioned candy that was popular when you were a kid! Details about the contest can be found on page 28.

Changes are inevitable. Some are uncomfortable (like poor clothing choices) and some are delightful (like a chance to win treats!). But all are made more enjoyable when they can be shared with each other. So come on along and let's shake our heads and laugh over our Good Old Days—together.

'Til next time,

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Mary Beth Weisenburger, Editor

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Mary Beth Weisenburger has been with Annie's since April 2011. She has 25 years of experience in the marketing, advertising and publishing fields. In addition to her job as editor of Good Old Days, she has been writing a family humor column for over a decade. She and her husband, two college-age kids, two dogs and various other critters live on five acres in the country, where she enjoys reading on the back porch, refinishing furniture, feeding the birds and digging in the dirt of her perennial gardens.

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