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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Mail

I love getting handwritten mail, but that doesn't happen nearly as often as it used to. I suppose that is partly due to the fact that I don't write letters like I used to either. Used to have a pen pal; would exchange letters with a cousin; stayed in touch with good friends when we moved after elementary school; wrote to new friends met at various conferences; wrote to my parents after I struck out on my own; there were a few letters exchanged with my now-husband the summer before we were engaged; and I sent out a Christmas letter, usually with at least a short handwritten note added at the bottom, for years and years. Hmmm... sounds like I should round up my stationery, notecards, and stamps and put pen to paper again!


Linking up with Scribble Picnic for this week's Letters/Mail theme

13 comments:

  1. Love your beautiful mailbox, yes, I used to have penpals too, it was so fun.

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    1. Thanks. It's too bad when we lose touch, but that happened with pen pals I used to have.

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  2. Very cute mailbox, and full of mail. Yeah. Yes, I had pen pals too and it was so fun to receive "mail". I guess now they would be call text pals, or text love letters....kinda sad...haha

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    1. Flag's up, so those letters are ready for the mailman to pick up! Text pals–just wouldn't be the same, would it?

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  3. oh yes, the joy of getting actual mail instead of bills, sadly, I'm like you, I haven't written any letters lately. perhaps we should get together and form a scribble picnic pen pal society?

    great take on the theme this week, I can imagine this mail box in red as I seem to be thinking of red mailboxes lately.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Funny you see it as red, because the online photo I drew it from was most definitely RED!
      What a great idea to start up a pen pal society–let me know if you really do want to do that!

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  4. That looks just like my mailbox - except mine only ever seems full of junk mail, not the lovely clean, stamped, handwritten envelopes of the old days, sigh!
    Mary -

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    1. Too funny about the junk mail!

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    2. Maybe it IS just like yours, Mary–I drew this from looking at mailboxes some company had for sale online. They were all red–is yours?
      Too true about all the junk mail. Makes us treasure the "real" letters all the more!

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  5. Wonderfully illustrated mail box here with those soft shadows, etc, and a poignant post too, Jolene. I loved them both. thank you so much for adding this to our picnic. Great job! And yes, start writing! :) Alex and I actualyl wrote letters adn postcards to people whilst in UK each time and our freinds woudl say those were the first letters they had received in years. Their families so enjoyed reading them, passing around my cards especially...to try to decipher my awful penmanship! lol.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Glad to hear you took time to write to your friends; I'm sure they really appreciated it!

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  6. Jo,
    I love the mail box. I make a Christmas letter too and we do mail them to about 85 people. That's the extent of my letter writing though.
    blessings
    Janis

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    1. Thanks, Janis! I've said for years that I need to start up our Christmas letter again, as much for the kids and myself as a diary of sorts as for those who receive it. I forgot to mention that I do write to our sponsored child, and always enjoy hearing back from her.

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