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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Rereading Letters


In last week's mail, a tiger-striped envelope arrived, and I knew exactly who sent it. A fellow letter-writer and faithful USPS supporter who devises all sorts of interesting ways to send greetings. With a newly released book called It's a Tiger!, David LaRochelle sent the perfect card, decorated the envelope splendidly, and used the best possible stamp! I love getting real mail (not bills and unsolicited items), and I especially love rereading letters. My sweet mom writes weekly. My aunts frequently send notes. Some like-minded friends only correspond using hand-written mail. Passing on that tradition to younger writers is one of my goals for the coming school year.

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  1. I am also in that old fashioned school of sending & receiving paper letters...preferably written with fountain pens...

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    1. I love the idea of a fountain pen, Rita. I need to try that!

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  2. I have the very same goal! I'm on a mission to continue letter (or note) writing via USPS! Send me your address and I'll send you mail!

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    1. Absolutely, Kate. I was going to surprise you and send one, but I could not locate your address in the SP White Pages.

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  3. I LOVE fountain pens, Rita! That was my preferred writing instrument through high school and college. Even now, holding a high class fountain pen can make me swoon. A few years ago I discovered a line of inexpensive disposable fountain pens: Pilot Varsity. They've been nice, but they can't compare to the hardy Schaeffer fountain pens I used years ago.

    I'm glad you noticed the tiger stamp, Library Jewel. Of course you would. How wonderful it is that your mom still writes you weekly (I've had one of her letters sitting on my kitchen table for months). And nothing encourages letter writing like a grateful recipient - that's why you are always fun to write to.

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