Dear Reader

In looking back over a family history, we sometimes learn things that are useful for the present and the future. We may gain a stronger sense of where we're coming from and where we need to go together.

As we look back over some of the Sentinels of earlier times, we are struck by the directness and the immediacy of their communication with the reader. They told readers just what was going on, what was most needed. They talked about how readers could work together to further the purposes of the magazine. Maybe that last point is the most important. It is apparent that readers were considered much more than casual perusers of the printed word. They were included in a working family.

We'd like to foster more of that feeling now. Beginning this month, "Dear Reader" will appear regularly each month (occasionally more frequently). Written by the Editors, this column, in this location, will touch on what's happening in the Sentinel and also on some broader issues of Sentinel circulation and sharing.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

February 12, 1990

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