What The “Friend” Means To Patricia Saunders

What The Friend Means

As part of our 150th celebrations, we asked our readers to let us know what the “Friend” means to them.

We were so impressed by the volume of letters we received, we thought we’d ask our writers, too!

Here, Patricia Saunders shares her joy — and surprise — at writing for our magazine.

“I have known ‘The People’s Friend’ since my childhood.

“As well as the excellent features and articles, what I like about it is that the stories are always pleasant, optimistic and positive.

“I have always enjoyed scribbling down the same type of stories for my own amusement. But it never crossed my mind that anyone else would like to read them.

“Recently, however, I had a minor brainstorm and submitted one of them to the ‘Friend’.

“When ‘The Wheels Of Fate’ was accepted, I was mostly very surprised, but of course delighted. Then to have it published in the anniversary issue . . . the icing on the cake!

“My seventy-ninth birthday is very near so it’s a bit late for a new career, but who knows!”

Catch up with all of our 150th Anniversary goings-on here.

Or you can take out a subscription to “The People’s Friend” today, and never miss another story!

Yvonne McKenzie

Yvonne works on the Features team and admits to being nosy, so loves looking after the Between Friends letters and finding out all about our lovely readers. She also looks after our health copy and enjoys writing about inspiring people that help make the articles in the magazine so interesting.