February 24, 2009

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

I had a bittersweet moment this morning. I received my very last issue of Country Home. I had actually thought that the February issue was to be the last so it was a sweet surprise, but I almost can't stand to read this last issue. I'm comforted by my stacks of saved issues and I know that I will reach for them time and again but I feel such a loss. I realize there are more serious things going on in the world, people struggling to keep their homes and feed their families and this certainly doesn't amount to anything compared to that, but I'm still going to mourn the loss of this friend.

Hoping your morning is light on the bitter, heavy on the sweet.

33 comments:

  1. Jen, Misery loves company...tears over the loss of my favorite magazine. I also have STACKS of them in my home. I am so glad that I DIDN'T throw many away over the years and will continue to savor them like books.

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  2. Oh, I didn't know there would be one more. I haven't gotten the mail yet today. I absolutely thrived on getting all my shelter magazines in the mail. Now I can't stand to walk by the magazine rack and see Nothing! in the "home" magazine area. Phooey! I will have to find a new addiction. Pam

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  3. I too, feel your pain. I just received my last issue as well. My mom got me a subscription for a Christmas gift, before the news came out. . .I do love to look through them time and again.

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  4. sad, sad sorrow indeed!
    I am so glad that i kept the last few years worth:)

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  5. I can only echo your sentiments. Unfortunately this will continue until advertising money is available again. Let's hope for a quick economic turn around! Magazines are one luxury I don't feel guilty indulging in so it hurts to see them drying up.

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  6. i keep forgetting to follow you and i don't know why...everytime i come here, i love what i see. so, here goes! i'm looking forward to all your wonderful posts.
    warmly,
    chasity

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  7. I know, so sad, I love that magazine.
    Thanks for visiting me!
    Rosemary

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  8. Are you serious? I had no idea! I love this magazine, too! I was so surprised with Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion going under, then Figure Magazine and now this one? WTF...

    I'm going to go cry.

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  9. I'm so happy there is yet another issue... maybe in my mailbox right now. I am so so so bummed about this. Mourning right there along with you, girl. xo

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  10. I also thought the Feb. issue was the last so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this in the grocery store and I snatched the last copy... Of course the next day mine was in the mailbox so now I have two! The magazine racks are looking a little skimpy these days...very depressing!

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  11. As I read the last issue, I felt so bad for the new editor who only had two issues at the helm. I'm sure she's heartsick. So, it's a loss of beauty for us and a job for her. So sad.

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  12. Me too!!!
    XO~Hope

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  13. I will miss that mag as well. it was a really good one.

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  14. So sad to see it go. On a happier note be sure to check out my giveaway at my Gloryfeathers Blog.
    Debbie

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  15. very sad indeed. i felt the same way when cottage living announced they were through. i've been with them from the beginning.

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  16. Jen little by little they are all going by the wayside! It is so sad. It too is one of my luxuries that I enjoy so much. Now even that pleasure is disappearing! Maybe when the economy improves they will come back. RJ

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  17. I can't read mine either.......I have set it aside for a day in which I really just need it. :-) by the way, thanks for stopping by to vote, although my husband thinks I paid everyone!!! stinker!!! uggggghhhhhh on the upswing, I think I have a DIY project coming up, what to reuse ugly pillows for.

    Be blessed!!!

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  18. I just bought my final copy tonight at Wal Mart. I am soooo sad. I really love this magazine.

    Karol :'-(

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  19. It is too sad as I have been reading it for many many years. These last two issues were the best ones in quite some time. I hope they know what they are doing to us faithful ones. Also heard Domino and Blue(can't remember the name) are also kaput. I loved Mary Emmerling and Cottage Living too.

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  20. Yes, I'm sad to see one of my favorite magazine go away too. Thanks for dropping by my blog!
    xo, Connie

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  21. I know! I thought February was the last one too. I just got mine and am saving it for when I have some nice quite moments to fully enjoy.

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  22. exactly! happy to receive a surprise final issue but sad about it being the last. i had just subscribed, too. what is going on with all of these magazines???

    it's a great issue, don't you think?

    *sigh*

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  23. i am so with you!
    however, in my quest for simplification & decluttering , i have very very few saved.....so sad.
    this one was my fave followed closely by ME> homecompanion & cottage living.
    xo

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  24. It makes me so sad, too! Probably my favorite magazine. And they said they would give me another mag to make up for it...I don't want that one! I want Country Home! How will we know what to do with our houses? WAHHHHHH!!!!

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  25. I am so sad. I received mine as well and I can't believe such a great magazine is going under...there's nothing to replace it either!

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  26. I'll have to keep my eye out for it...sooo sad!

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  27. Oh, is it in the bookstore now too? I'll have to get one1

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  28. oh i am so glad that i am not the only crazy lady out there who got so sad! it just broke my heart when i got that last copy...i had heard the rumors but kind of hoped that it was just a rumor. thank goodness i have a big stash of them.

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  29. I KNOW!! all of my magazines are going under- was it something i said?? i agree with you that it is much harder on the people who are now without income & insurance... so i will focus on doing what i can to support my local economy rather than weeping over my lost hour of quiet & beauty. : ) i'm new to your blog, but i enjoy it!

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  30. Greetings from Manitoba, Canada, Jen

    Thank you for your blog - I really feel as though I know you.

    Brilliant job !

    Coline

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  31. I swear to you, I almost teared up. RIP, Country Home.

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