this is a beautiful series, ardis. many of the images so far have shown relatively fair weather, although having lived in the midwestern plains i know that it is not so much fair as it is really HOT. but i prefer being too hot to being too cold, and looking at this cover reminds me of the intense cold those pioneers endured for so long. brrrr!
I think of these magazine covers as a kind of cultural heritage, too, regardless of whether they are Mormon-created or borrowed from outside. There’s also sometimes an element of nostalgia –like kevinf who remembered an earlier posting, I *think* I remember this one from real life, too, maybe not when it was delivered by the mailman, but at least in the stack of my mother’s saved magazines.
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 17, 2009 @ 8:09 am