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Friday, August 16, 2013

Welcoming Letters

When I moved to the university 28 years ago this fall, I loved the name tags on the dorm doors. The resident assistants each had a different design for their floors, but all were handmade. That bit of comfort made me smile every time I put my key in the door.

Tomorrow night I will be helping my son make name tags for the doors of the residents on his floor at the same university. Being that his residents are part of living and learning community centered around environmental science, he chose to stamp them with owls and trees from my rubber stamp collection. He might want to letter the names himself, but just in case, I found the box of rubber stamp letters, numbers, and symbols (even the British Pound) I used to use at my grandmother's house. With each tag we make, we can infuse some warm thoughts and wishes.


  1. What fun to help your son with this particular college "task!"

  2. Love it! You all have a tradition now!