Letters to the Editor from the Winter 2015 Issue

Reader’s let us know how much they enjoyed the old Capper’s Weekly newspaper, and today Capper’s Farmer magazine.

Tucker McCabe from Brownsville, Minnesota

This photo of 2-year-old Tucker McCabe in Brownsville, Minnesota, was sent in by his father, Dan, who says Tucker was “pickin’ up chicks!”

Photo by Dan McCabe

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Family Favorite

I really enjoy Capper’s Farmer. All through my growing-up years, Capper’s Weekly was an eagerly anticipated periodical. Often it was a contest between us three children to be first to the mailbox on the day Capper’s came. Each of us, as well as our parents, had a favorite section.

I learned so many cooking and housekeeping tips from the “Heart of the Home” section. I studied the styles from patterns featured in that section, and I still have at least one sewing pattern that I ordered.

News from the “Current Event” clips provided information for our high school class long before the days of Smartphones and Internet!

Etta Franklin
via email


Trip Down Memory Lane

My father’s mother, who died in 1997, subscribed to Capper’s Weekly, and sent it home with our family after church each Sunday when I was a child. We all took turns reading it to the best of our abilities. This would have been in the 1960s and ’70s.

Today I received an offer by email for Capper’s Farmer magazine, to which I have subscribed. I didn’t know there was such a publication, and I was so pleased to learn of it that I cried. The name “Capper’s” brought back such fond memories of my grandmother and a time when things were less complicated.

As a side note, Topeka, Kansas, is also dear to my heart. My mother’s parents lived nearby on a farm, and when I first left my parents’ home, I lived in Topeka. I worked at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Respiratory Therapy. I now live in Connecticut, and have grandchildren of my own.

I’ve had quite a trip down memory lane this afternoon. Thank you!

Roberta Stocksdale
via email

We’re glad to hear that Capper’s Farmer could bring back so many wonderful memories for you, Roberta. Things have changed a little bit since the days of Capper’s Weekly. We’re happy you subscribed, and we think you’ll enjoy this updated version. 


Share Your Thoughts

Capper’s Farmer welcomes letters from our readers. If you’d like to comment on an article or share your opinions, send us an email – with photos (jpegs at least 300 dpi), if available – to ktrimble@cappersfarmer.com; send a letter via the USPS to Capper’s Farmer Editorial, Rural Free Delivery, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609; or post your comment on Facebook. (Electronic and social media submissions are more likely to generate a timely response.)