As I was sifting through my mail yesterday, I stopped short as I came across a small white postcard from the MSL circulation director, that began, "We regret to inform you that Mary Englebreit's Home Companion magazine has ceased publication with the January 2009 issue." I read it several times. I wanted it to be a misprint. And then my heart sank and I sat down and just stared out the window for awhile, thinking. I'm sad that I'm losing what feels like a comforting old friend. Home Companion magazine had heart and art! It was personal. It was inspiring. It was crafty. It had those cute paperdolls! And so much more. I'm hugging myself for saving them. All 11 years worth, or so. Every issue still a treasure. Thank you Mary, and everyone at Home Companion for giving us so much.
I was nostalgically flipping through past issues and this picture reminded me that I need to get my hair done. Thankfully, no more pink rollers!