Monday, March 10, 2008

An Actual LETTER

When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? I mean a real, personalized, only written to you, and by hand LETTER? Well...I got one last week!

Terre, a frequent reader of this space, sent me a card with a letter written in it last week. When I got the mail, I saw an actual hand-written envelope and was so excited to see that it was FOR ME!

I didn't want to open it until I was completely comfortable and relaxed, so I could savor each and every second of reading it slowly. I walked into the house, put my purse, lunch bag, and school bag down in their proper places, laid the mail on the counter, then hung up my coat. I glanced through the rest of the mail, then put it in the basket that we keep incoming mail in (until we put it all where it goes....bills together, magazines together, catalogs together, junk in the trash).

THEN...I took Terre's card/letter into the living room with me, and sat down in the recliner to read it. It was WONDERFUL! A very pretty card, and two sheets of note paper, filled with her handwritten words...and all for ME!

Long ago I came to the conclusion that letter writing is becoming a lost art. With the speed and ease of email, texting, and yes, cell phones, not too many people actually write letters anymore. Me included.

However, that will change. At least that's my plan. Well, at least I'll try to change!

Thank you for your letter was a wonderful surprise, and made me feel sooooooo important! I'll be getting back to you really soon! I promise!


Paulie said...

How neat is that? If I had your addy, I would have a t least sent you a home made card. . . I just came back from the post office after mailing 7 St Patrick's Day cards to people I know. I made the cards myself and wrote personal messages. Now to get my Easter cards ready.

When I was a child, I had 40 pen pals of all ages. I have a couple friends who still write me long letters. One dear friend who was so good at that had a stroke and can't anymore.

In May the postage is going up to 42 cents.

SaraS-P said...

I can't even remember the last time I sent or received an actual letter.