A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 4, 1977

Summertime, and the living is easy.

After the heightened excitement of the Bicentennial a year ago. Americans are once again enjoying the familiar insouciant pleasures of the season. This week in a colorful 19-page special section, we indulge in a look at this summer's simple delectations: the thrills of amusement parks and roller coasters, the escape to national parks and summer camps, the haute couture of swimsuits, the sound of bluegrass music, the pleasures of summer reading and the gustatory delights of junk food and beer.

To seek out the fun seekers, our 50 writers,...

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