March 13, 2014

Slice of Life | Day 13

Munro Hall


I've always loved sending mail and receiving mail.

...Letters between camp friends.

...Letters with my cousin, Ida.

...Letters and notes from my older cousins, Melodie and Glenda, when they were at university.

...Letters between high school friends, like Cammy and Cathy, after graduation.

...Cards every week from my sister when my heart was broken (and  Mount Allison University was only a half hour away).

...Letters with Natalie when she lived in Calgary.

...Art work from my nephew sent every week when I was going to grad school in Boston.

...Letters Jim and I wrote to each other when we were engaged and he was at Camp Taconic and back home in Michigan.

I have many letters and cards from over the years.

Mail has changed with email, tweets and more.

Mail, in a mailbox on the side of the road, is rare now.

But there is nothing like finding an envelope in the mail

          ...and looking at the corner to see the return address

                    ...and opening it up

                              ...and holding it in your hands as you read it


  1. I love hand written letters as well. There is nothing like opening up a letter and holding it. Usually, the only hand written notes I receive today are thank you notes. And then sometimes those are even computer generated....Love that you have so many faithful letter writers!

    1. Thank you notes are wonderful!
      Oh! After I read your comment, I tweaked my entry in case it sounded like I was still exchanging hand written letters! ...Not anymore...Everything is pretty much email now!

  2. Have you received something recently that reminded you how much you love mail or simply musing? Letter, at one point, were my life line to being sane. The friend that has them told me I could have them back at any point I wanted them. I'm not sure I want to revisit all that pain, but appreciate the offer.

    1. I was looking through old photos and this one reminded me of my nephew and how much I loved getting mail! I posted his art work in my dorm room!
      ...I can understand your hesitation. Sometimes it is hard to reread. Sometimes it is easier to write and let it go.

  3. Handwritten notes seem to be a thing of the past, so whenever I receive one, I cherish it. I still have letters that my Mom and Dad wrote and even one from my Grandmother. They are so special and bring back such wonderful memories.

    1. Must be so heartwarming to see their handwriting!

  4. Your post makes me nostalgic...I am sorry to say that I don't write letters anymore, it's all online. You capture the magic of "snail mail".

    1. My mail is email too..We do write to Grandpa Druart though!

  5. Your post reads like a poem--there are so many big memories tucked into small phrases. You are right about letters and mail, they are not at all the same as emails and text messages. Lovely post.

    1. I like how you said that..."so many big memories tucked into small phrases"...Thank you for noticing!


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