The Monitor's outstanding reputation for its fair and thorough coverage of major domestic and international events is well deserved. But it is pieces like the column "Keeping 'Em Down On the Farm" and the Home Forum page article "Memories and New York Stories," Aug. 11, that give the paper an outstanding quality.
These articles invoke a nostalgic reflection on the way things were and yet suggest that the values of the past continue to fulfill a contemporary need for simple pleasures and mutual helpfulness. Phillip H. Miller, Annandale, Va.
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