My sister and I had rooms next to one another upstairs, my parents' bedroom was downstairs. So, with my door closed, I just had to be quiet.
Now, that said, we had an intercom system. So, because my light went on with a sharp click, I would give a cough as I clicked it on. Sheesh, what a little criminal, lol! But, I so badly wanted to read before going to sleep. And, I did.
I love crosswords. And yes, do them in pen/ink. So did my dad. He worked on his each day after dinner. Aside from him, you're the only other person that I know who doesn't do them in pencil.
My parents had the Herald Examiner delivered each day, and that's what they read at dinner. I don't think that the headlines were all that important, because they watched the news on T.V., but I know that my dad read other parts, too. One part that was important to us, was what was going on. That's how my dad would say that we should go to good sounding/special events at the observatory, the Hollywood Bowl, the L.A. Zoo, if a new restaurant opened that he wanted to try, if there was a new display at a museum, etc. etc.
He also read that sports page. Not sure why, as he didn't watch pro sports much, if at all. They followed collegiate, and rooted for U.C.L.A.
I don't know which section my mom took to read, but she had a section, too.
Not at dinner, but sometimes I looked at the section with Ann Landers, comics, and recipes. I actually still remember some of Ann Landers' advice, which is kind of strange, but I do. I didn't read any of it regularly, but once in a blue moon.
We had Nat'l Geo, too, and others over the years. I remember Life, Times, and maybe some others.
Plus kids' magazines, and really nice ones from the zoo.
That's funny, I read the dictionary and encyclopedias, too. It was difficult to keep me in books. Also, my dad's medical books, etc.
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