Monday, April 21, 2014

Writing Home



Ah yes, an important part of summer camp . . . writing home. This picture was taken in 1942 in a summer camp in Michigan. It seems so foreign now to write a letter by hand. It has probably been decades since I hand wrote a letter. I bet some of you still hold to the wonderful old tradition of hand writing letters.

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  1. I don't handwrite letters anymore, but I have saved letters dating back decades and sometimes re-read them. I even have letters written between my mother and father in the 1930's and 1940's. Guess kids of the future will never have this.l

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  2. I write letters to each of our 9 grandchildren twice a month. I enclose stickers, colorful band-aids and puzzle pages. They seem to enjoy getting mail and we occasionally get letters from them. I'm doing my part to keep the USPS in business.

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  3. Does anyone know why, when I comment with my Google account, it gives me an exclamation mark? My blog has a photo. Thanks.

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  4. My oldest daughter (who loves all things old fashioned) just commented yesterday how nice it is to get personal mail. Which led to a discussion on how letter writing is slowly becoming a lost art. Communication surely moved at a different speed back then.
    I still write handwritten thank notes to people and require my kids to do the same.
    -Anne K.

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  5. The extent of my letter home from Boy Scout camp went this way.... Dear Mom and Dad, Having a good time. When you come up on Sunday for family day please bring, this, that and the other thing ok? Tell Kim to stay out of my room, (my little sister).

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  6. I do write real letters occasionally, especially to friends who are having a tough time. There is nothing like a friendly note for encouragement.

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  7. It is so nice to receive hand written letters and cards. Of course these days with text message, email etc they are going out of fashion, which is a great shame in my opinion.

    Liked the photo - thank you.

    All the best Jan

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