Category Archives: Fun in My Mailbox!

Six Months of Good Mail Days

Today is my 6 month blogging anniversary! It’s been so much fun sharing my love of snail mail with you.  In January, I began this blog with my birthday request for friends and family to send me letters.  I have had … Continue reading

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Florentine Fun in My Mailbox!

My friend Allison lived in France for the past year (and was the inspiration for a trip to visit her in April).  She and I exchanged letters while she was there and she just sent me her last installment from Strasbourg … Continue reading

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A missive from Alison in Boston…

My friend Alison has been my one stalwart pen pal for the last 8 years…since I moved from Boston to North Carolina. Her letters come a few times a year, sometimes more, but they’re always a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading

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A pile of snail mail…

 Here’s a shot of all the snail mail I’ve received since my birthday request: I’ve been keeping it in the antique toast caddy I received as a Christmas present. Here’s the caddy in all its glory: Look at its sweet little feet. … Continue reading

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Letters from near and far

Here’s some recent fun I found in my mailbox: I received a letter from a town a half an hour away, one from Minnesota, one from Alabama, and one from France. (Thanks to Pam, Mary, Carrie, and Allison!) My friend … Continue reading

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Write me back!

I remember that when I was a kid all of my notes (whether passed in the hall or mailed to pen pals far away) ended with the earnest request, “Write me back.” And the ones I received said the same. … Continue reading

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Kids these days…

I know you’ve seen them–in restaurants, on the bus, walking through stores–young folks with their eyes glued to their smart phone screens, texting away.  I sometimes worry that all that screen time will have adverse effects on their attention span, social skills, … Continue reading

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Rainy day notes

It’s a gray, rainy day. But I was immesurably cheered up by two notes I received in the mail. One from an old college professor just sending a little update and another from my sister cheering me up and cheering me on after a recent bout of self pity. Yay! The healing powers of snail mail!
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Birthday request update

For my birthday this year, I made a request to friends and family to send me a letter or note via snail mail.  I have already posted a picture of a day when personal snail mail rivaled junk mail and I’ve had … Continue reading

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Postcards from the edge

My friend just moved from Minnesota to Alabama.  She sent this post card as her change of address note to me.  Those ladies look like they meant business!  Thanks, Carrie, for the snail mail and for the bit of American … Continue reading

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