Reader's Digest LogoHere is an anecdote mom submitted to the Life in These United States department of Reader’s Digest. It’s typed and she wrote “9/16/85” in the upper margin, so that’s how I’m dating it. It’s funny to see our old address and phone number. I can’t say for certain if it was ever published in the magazine, but I know she was always sending things like this to magazines to try to earn a few extra dollars here and there.