Northwind's gift to the land has arrived...the package neat, the contents safe:
The very first issues of RFD...
...artifacts from the past...treasures of time.
We eagerly open the box...and see RFD #1: Autumn 1974, price 50 cents...A blast from the past.
This is what we find first:
from The Mother Earth News
June 25, 1974
We here at Mother have agonized, soul-searched and aruged with each other regarding the running of P & S listings for gay people. The outcome of all this was a decision--very much against our personal beliefs--to make it an editorial policy not to run such listings. We consider our message to be the most important aspect of the magazine and--unfortunately--many of our readers are not young, hip, open-minded folks, but are little old ladies in tennis shoes.
Have a happy day,
for THE MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Thanks for the memories, Northwind.