Over the weekend, I caught a little of the Ken Burns Civil War documentary on PBS. If you haven’t seen it, letters from soldiers and their families figures prominently in it. And it got me thinking. When was the last time I wrote a real letter? When was the last time YOU wrote a real letter?
I’m not sure if it counts, but there are a few people I write personalized messages to inside the holiday cards I send out. For the most part, texts and emails have taken the place of the handwritten letter; or at least that’s the way it is in my life. And I cannot imagine that they would have any value to a future historian without a decoder ring!
So my challenge to myself – and to you – today, is to write someone a real letter. I’m going to dig up my pretty stationary, but I’m sure it would be just as meaningful on notebook paper or a scratch pad. The point is, I’m going to send someone a real letter and tell them how I feel about our relationship. (I’m not going to spoil the surprise and tell you who is getting said letter. That wouldn’t be any fun!)
So go ahead and join me – get out a pen and paper and send someone a letter. You’ll probably make their day!
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