3-13-21

Three letters today – all so different and yet absolute treasures.

  1. a postcard from a friend of mine
    She’s the one who got me started in the global postcard exchange this year and now for fun, we send each other postcards even though we can call each other on the phone and see each other once a month. The postcard is one she made from some favorite artist-designed paper so lovely to look at.
  2. a letter written in fountain pen from my new penpal in England
    This gal is a young teacher and so it is interesting to hear how things are happening “across the pond” and she always tucks a handmade art print into the envelope.
  3. a letter from my cousin
    My mom’s sister died recently and this letter is from her middle son. He lives on the other side of the country and we have not seen each other for 50 years but when his mom died, he was the one to reach out to my mom personally. The envelope in the mail today was so surprising and the contents precious. He said he’d found some of my mom’s letters to her dad among things he was cleaning out and so he sent them on to me. There is one that was written 2 weeks before I was born as well as one written when my mom was 13 years old which is hilarious.

Facebook can’t hold a candle to these letters.

About Ameliasb

daughter, sister, wife, mom, early childhood specialist, creator of poems, photos and sweaters View all posts by Ameliasb

3 responses to “3-13-21

  • Gretchen Staebler

    What a treasure those letters are! This is packratitis at its best!

  • fireflytrails

    Oh yes, treasures, all! Nothing like handwritten notes. Even though I do almost all my “writing” on my computer or tablet, and I love the ease of editing with those, there is absolutely no comparison to handwritten sentiments. Art being included, as well as the passage of time, makes these even more special.

  • GirlGriot

    I love the you’re writing and receiving letters! I began writing letters during quarantine. It’s been such a pleasure both sending them and then seeing the wonderful notes that come back! 🙂

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