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A Sunday treat

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A short letter from DS at basic training
camp gave me an opportunity to catch
him up on the events from the last 3
weeks here at home. It felt good to take
pen to paper instead of texting on the phone.
There is something to be said about the
written word. More letters for the future
and the art of writing is not dead. It has
just awakened from a long winter's nap.
I think I shall like this new method of
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  • JUSTA123
    letters are lovely, and everyone likes to get mail!
    1285 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    I love letters. When my great aunt was alive I wrote her weekly. She said she always enjoyed getting those letters and she kept writing to me until she was past 100!!
    Hope this is a better week for you.
    1286 days ago
    My son is in the service, and when he was overseas he really felt anchored to the letters from home. We still have them today, and read them. Communication is key to keep the love alive when loved ones are away.
    1286 days ago
    I write to my son also. However, I unlike you don't like to write. I find that I really have nothing to say. I don't write as often as I should, and I know he looks forward to receiving mail. I just find it a waste to write nothing new and waste a stamp.
    1286 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    Today's younger generation seem to only know how to text!! Writing is becoming a lost art!
    1287 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I totally agree with you...LOVE written word that I can read over and over! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1287 days ago
  • LIZZIE138
    Letter writing is becoming a lost art. We all need to keep it alive. I'm glad you heard from your DS. emoticon
    1287 days ago
    I was writing a letter to my dad every weekend. He always told me how much he appreciated them. I generally include any recent pictures. He passed away on 12/22 and I am missing writing... I had been writing him for more years than I can remember! It does make a difference!
    1287 days ago
    I remember writing to DS when he was in basics. STILL do. That is awesome
    1287 days ago
    When my first husband was in Vietnam, I used to keep paper out to jot down thoughts and observations over the day or week, then just stick it in an envelope and mail it off. What sounded dreadfully ordinary to me was a slice of real life for him. Unlike Twitter where once you press send it's out there, you can vet your thoughts before sending.
    1287 days ago
    What a nice activity for a Sunday! I don't write letters but your blog got me to thinking about all the letters I've received over the years (or the ones I read that were packed away in my grandparent's boxes) and I remember how much fun it was to receive a letter in the mail. It seems hard to believe that there was a time that this was our main form of communication. Enjoy your newly discovered pastime!
    And have a Happy Monday! emoticon
    1287 days ago
    OH yes! I'm another who writes regular letters. Every Sunday night I sit with my paper and trusty pen and write to one or another of my daughters. Everyone in my immediate circle gets a handwritten letter upon occasion.
    I'm so glad to see that you're a letter writer too! emoticon
    1287 days ago
    Everything old is new again. Hard cover books, letters, handwritten notes always seem like the better way to me. I have every letter my mother wrote to me while I was away in Europe one year. My boys will read them one day.
    1287 days ago
    I think writing a letter to a loved one is a wonderful and personal thing to do. I hope you and he exchange many in the near future.
    1287 days ago
    I loved letter writing when my mother was alive.
    I have kept most of them.
    She was just 48 and after a coma of 64 days she regained consciousness for a week and died.
    I held her hand till the end.
    Those letters are precious to me. They were always happy and she wrote a lot. Some have no room so she wrote in the envelopes. The post office always weighed them.
    She was a lovely woman, and the factory workers went to her funeral and the church was filled and people stood outside..
    Letter writing is a vanishing art. It is a nice long letter to people it makes us feel connected.
    Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1287 days ago
  • JAMER123
    And we need to keep it alive. Good for you in writing!!
    1287 days ago
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