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January 05, 2011


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Oh, hand written letters!
How much I used to love writing them.
In Cuba I always wrote letters with my own hands.
It's a lost art now as you said.
I can't wait to see what else you find Billy.
I promise not to open the box when you're not home ;)
E :)

Janet M

On one of my art groups there is a discussion of the rise of technology and the demise of things like letter writing. Someone, (Nanie perhaps?) treasured this letter and kept it for whatever reason. It makes you wonder who was the seller? I have a postcard from my great-grandmother that I treasure, but who knows what my heirs will do with it.


Old letters hold something magical. Just yesterday I was cleaning out a drawer and found a letter I had placed there that my Grandfather wrote to my Grandmother during WWI. It had one of his sketches in the middle of it. My mind was flooded with all the memories of him and tried to think of how each of them must have felt during that time. And as I carefully folded the letter and placed it back in my desk I realized it was Grandpa's birthday - what a great day to find it! I look forward to other pieces of this box you choose to share!

Kate G

Thanks, Bill, for reminding us about the power of handwriting.
It's exciting to be able to picture a person through their writing. Horse statutes and measles really set the scenes.

FYI (and not a plug) I've just been through Christian Annyas' collection of movie stills. Do you know about it? Mouse over the images to see the film titles. All that display type was handlettered! Whew…


...what songs they were listening to?

I gave a letter to the postman,
he put it his sack.
bright and early next morning,
he brought my letter back.

She wrote upon it:
Return to sender, address unknown.
No such number, no such zone.


спасибо за интересную информацию

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