Ken and Janice Tate

Dear Friends of the Good Old Days,

In my 11 1/2 years at the helm of Good Old Days and its former sister magazine, Looking Back, I have had the pleasure of hearing from and working with so many of you. Reading your stories, hearing about your daring exploits, and sharing in your delightful family memories has all spread joy through my heart. And it is with a bit of sadness that I let you know that I will be stepping down as editor of the magazine. I will miss your heartwarming stories, your positivity in the face of adversity, your sense of patriotism, and your never-ending faith in the goodness of people. Surely, this world needs more of that right now.

It was pure joy to immerse myself in the work of promoting this nation's Good Old Days, when a handshake was all you needed to seal a deal and neighbors knew and helped neighbors without expecting anything in return. Some may call it living in a fantasy land, but I know—and you all know—that that way of life was a reality at one time. And the more we can document it and talk about it, the better.

On that note, I enthusiastically pass the editor's baton to the new editor. Good Old Days will continue to be the magazine that, as our tagline on the cover says, "remembers the best." And I will undoubtedly “remember the best” readers any magazine editor could ever wish for.

One last time,
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Mary Beth Weisenburger, Editor

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.