From the June 1954 magazine.

Far From the Customary Skies

A grateful early subscriber writes

I RECEIVED my first issue of The Grapevine (Vol. I, No. 1) in June of 1944. At that time I was in the army, stationed overseas. So far as I knew then, there were no AAs within several thousand miles of me, so you can imagine the kick I got out of that-first number.

There was more to it than that, of course. I think I probably felt a good deal like a shipwrecked sailor when the rescue vessel steams in sight. For what that first Grapevine did for me, more than anything else, was to assure me that I was not alone.

-- R. H.

New York City, New York

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