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Highlights Magazine

Post by Kitty » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:54 am

I got a kick out of this. I used to love Highlights magazine when I was little, and this was one of the regular features. Goofus and Gallant is what it was called. Good us was mean and selfish and Fall ant was always a nice boy. I enjoyed seeing the extremes between the two. Here's one I found last night that is especially extreme.
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Re: Miscellaneous Funnies

Post by donnie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:57 pm

Oh, wow, I'd forgotten all about Highlights. I used to LOVE Goofus and Gallant. That was my favorite feature. I don't know if any of the lessons soaked in. Well, I don't run with scissors pointing up. :D

What else is in there? Wasn't there something called the Timbertoes? And also, I seem to remember another comic of some sort about good manners that was more in story form.

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Re: Miscellaneous Funnies

Post by Kitty » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:16 pm

I loved Timbertoes. I don't know which other one you mean, but I did like one that had a story that would have pictures in some points instead of words. Like this:

Johnny climbed the 🌲 and picked an 🍎. He thought he might bring some to his 🏠 to share with his 👪. He rode his 🚲 to his 🏠.

You get the idea. Those were fun.
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Re: Miscellaneous Funnies

Post by donnie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:01 pm

Those are fun. I don't remember them in Highlights, but I'm sure I liked them at the time. That kind of picture/word thing (I'm sure there's a term for it—rebus?) is what they used to do on the old Concentration game show. Those were hard—I could hardly ever get any of them.

About the moral story, I'm may be thinking of some other publication.

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Re: Miscellaneous Funnies

Post by Kitty » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:14 pm

donnie wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:01 pm
About the moral story, I'm may be thinking of some other publication.
If you figure out which publication that is, let me know. That sounds very interesting.
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Re: Miscellaneous Funnies

Post by donnie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:23 pm

Kitty wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:14 pm
donnie wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:01 pm
About the moral story, I'm may be thinking of some other publication.
If you figure out which publication that is, let me know. That sounds very interesting.
I will if I figure it out, but the chances probably aren't good. ;) I'm wondering if it could have been Children's Digest, but I doubt it. I'll keep looking around.

Say, I wonder if there might be some online scans of old Highlights at the Internet Archive, Google Books, etc.?

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Re: Miscellaneous Funnies

Post by Kitty » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:06 pm

donnie wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Say, I wonder if there might be some online scans of old Highlights at the Internet Archive, Google Books, etc.?
I looked and I can only find an issue from 2003 that I can look through on archive.org. Sheesh! With the wonderful history Highlights has had (first issue was in 1946) you'd think they would want to celebrate their history and make the old ones available online. They're available to buy on ebay, though. Just wish it was easier. I'd love love love to see an old one. By the way, I never realized that they have no third-party advertising in their magazines.
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Highlights Magazine

Post by donnie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:12 pm

That's too bad—thanks for looking anyway. I don't think I realized that about the advertising, either. But now that I think of it, that's what probably made it seem a little classier than maybe some other children's magazines. And also what probably made the subscription price higher!

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