Because I amass large quantities of ephemera - sometimes over a pound at a time - I occasionally get old letters. They're so fun to read! I like to pretend that I'm a detective, searching for clues to unknown mysteries. Who are Joan and Charley? What is the "Whelch Bible", and why did Aunt Sally give it to Hilda? It's like a trip to Non-Sequitirville!
What surprises me the most, especially in this age where e-mail is considered the old fashioned way of communicating (!), is the length of some of these letters and how mundane a lot of the content is. Which makes me wonder - when Joan and Charley received this letter and read it, did they chide Aunt Sally for being long-winded? Did they read it aloud and mock her? Or did they treasure this letter because she's a favorite aunt?
|I love that this letter is 101 years old! :D|
I have used letters in my work before, but not often. I know I don't know any of these people but someone did, and I have to be in a special mood to be able to cut them up. THAT'S the power of handwriting. :D