Vintage Voice

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

April 1 is well-known as April Fools’ Day, but, all kidding aside, it’s also National Greeting Card Day.  We’re giving the pranks a miss this year in favour of vintage mentions of greeting cards.

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.  Bill Pollett traces the subtle markers of advancing age.  “For me, the latest signs of my approaching rocking chair days are coming thick and fast. Disturbingly, there is the newly minted urge to strike up conversations with complete strangers in supermarkets. Can you believe the price of those mangoes? It’s that damp cold, out there today, isn’t it—the kind that goes right through you.”  Porkpie Hat – What Comes Next: Some Thoughts on Aging, November 21, 2008.

A song by any other name would sound as sweet.  After taking AU course ENGL 212, Poetry and Plays, Barbara Lehtiniemi observes how pervasive poetry is in everyday life.  “Reading poetry also made me realize how surrounded we are by poetry. Nursery rhymes and lullabies, greeting cards and Christmas carols, song lyrics and Shakespearean lines, even sporting chants and advertising slogans.”  You Love Poetry and I Can Prove It!, April 29, 2016.