New Yorker House Rules, Christmas Edition

I would be the Mom in question. I am a New Yorker subscriber, fanatic and hoarder. My daughter caught the bug early and has not looked back…it makes getting the mail a special joy.

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1. Current Issue of the New Yorker must be kept in Public Areas at all times. We will define public areas as the coffee table in front of the living room, the dining room table, and the table on the back patio.  One may NOT take the current issue to any of the bedrooms or bathrooms.

2. When a new issue comes, although this is  unlikely because the second one in December is usually a double, it becomes the new Current Issue, and Current Issue rules no longer apply to the former issue.  However, the former current issue cannot be removed from the household, nor should it remain in any bedroom for more than one night.

3.Any issue dated Thanksgiving or before is  available for removal from the house in the event of a beach trip.  It should be noted though, whether it came from the pile from the table…

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Retired journalist, writer, editor and teacher. Our lives were lived in the Washington DC area, but I was born in upstate New York. Love nature, birding and reading. Volunteer at Ding Darling NWR . Proud mom of two, married to a wildlife photographer.

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