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I just received my Costco Connection
June edition and was very impressed with the
new design. The front page is so clean and
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—Katherine Lai, Chicago, I;;inois
I always have enjoyed the Connection
for its content and interesting articles, and I
find the new format raises the level of journalism another notch. I found myself reading
from cover to cover, even though many of
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I feel [former Costco CEO] Jim Sinegal got
it right the first time, and the company continues to improve on his model.
—Elaine Gong, Richmond, California
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—Theresa Farley, Gilbert, Arizona
Congratulations on the great June issue.
Despite the great photography, it was only
with great willpower and self-restraint that I
passed over the [“Building a better burger”]
the years” articles of great value. Thank you!
—Mike Flaherty, Chicago, Illinois
Fit for life
[Re: “Fit for life,” June 2018], I began training in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan at the age
of 48. I am now 68 and currently working on
my next rank, O Dan, which requires an additional five years of training before you are
even eligible to be invited to the exam.
Never, never stop. I may wear out, but I
will not rust out.
—Mark Jacobs, Avon, Ohio
I want to share, as a family-owned locksmith in Woodbury, Minnesota, that the advice
shared about locksmith scams [“Lock steps,”
June 2018] was spot on.
—Sandra Whitney, Woodbury, Minnesota
“Women’s march of time,” June 2018,
stated that melanoma was the deadliest form
of skin cancer, caused by UV exposure. I
would like to let your readers know of a little-known, rare, aggressive skin cancer known
as Merkel cell. I was diagnosed in March 2018
and was operated on to remove the tumor
It appears as a very small skin-colored
bump (non-itchy). The oncologist and surgeon
said most people would have ignored it and
not gone to their dermatologist. It could have
cost me my life.
I am monitored every three months by the
dermatologist and with blood tests, and every
six months by an MRI, as this horrible disease
has a high rate of coming back.
—Barbara Quartero, Antioch, California