Stranger Than Most

Boxes of Old Letters

In cleaning out my husband’s shed to create the Cottage, I had to part with tons of memorabilia, some of it spanning generations. Most of it was easy to gift, donate or trash. But I still have five boxes of letters from my mother’s family that I have yet to open. Instead, I’ve been going through the boxes of letters sent to me over the years.

Take note, younger generation, communication didn’t used to be instantaneous. If you wanted to catch up with someone in a different town, you had to sit down, write a letter, put a stamp on it, drop it in the mail box and wait. It might take a week or more for it to be delivered. Then you had to wait another week for a reply, IF your correspondent penned a response immediately after reading your letter.


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