We have been receiving some wonderful handwritten letters lately in the mail. We all know how much more meaningful it is to read the written words of a friend or family member. Maybe the "recession" has made people realize how rich the small things can make one feel. Letter writing is free entertainment both for the writer and the receiver. Forty-three cents is a very cheap date. John got a letter today from his son. In it the son tells his dad that he and his fiance obtained their marriage license. He said that it should be a romantic event, but it was more like a visit to the Dept. of Motor Vehicles. I love that he felt that way. I received a wonderful note from his fiance thanking us for the work we did on her table markers for the wedding. It was so gracious. Perhaps letter writing is not dead yet. I also received a long and chatty letter from one of my sisters-in-law. It was like a nice visit except I didn't get to talk.
I am not putting down the instant gratification and ease of e-mail. My 300/400 mistake created a number of funny e-mails yesterday and today.
I really love it when someone sees some art and knows that I will enjoy it. Even better is when a reader who is unknown to me sends me cool links. Donna Moore wrote me the nicest e-mail and shared the following links with me. She commented that she is a regular reader and knew that I would enjoy these links.