I was recently gifted a subscription to this fine magazine for my birthday. A couple months back, I happened upon a nice collection of Foxfire books on the cheap on ebay, which I’m sure you’re all familiar with, but Foxfire started as a magazine. In 1966, a high-school English teacher in Southern Appalachia named Eliot Wigginton resolved with his students to document and preserve the wisdom of their grandparents and local elders (initially, as a way to get them excited about English) by creating a magazine. Stuffed full of folk traditions, recipes, and some of the nicest looking covers around (especially the old ones), this magazine is released twice a year in two, double issues. I also loved that my address on the envelope with my first issue was hand-written in a high schooler’s hand, with a hand-written ‘thank you’ for the subscription. Some of the old issues of the magazine pop up on ebay every now and then, and go for less than $10. Feel good.