While sorting through this box of history while the cold north wind kept me inside today, I discovered unopened treasures in a large manila envelope. The papers were aged and required very careful handling. The words were more precious for they were the letters written to my aunt M by the man she later married. Also amongst all these postmarked letters, was a variety of vintage postcards, announcements, and bookmarks.
The one hour I had set aside for this project took 3 for I must have read almost every letter written by B. Most of them were typed letters for he worked for a publishing company and spent much of his day at his typewriter. These such letters create a connection that this modern electronic communication can never become.
I’ve saved many handwritten letters from my grandparents. With this, I’ve been greatly inspired to carry on this lost art. I’ve vowed to write one handwritten letter each week.