Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday

Good morning!

Yesterday I got a card in the mail from a blog friend (thank you Kristin!); it made me realize how much I miss getting mail. It was a regular occurrence in my younger life, sometimes even from people living in my town; now I typically only get mail around the time of my birthday or the holidays, aside from the occasional invitation. When I was in high school I could identify all of my friends' handwriting and in my life now it's rare to ever see someone's handwriting. This trend makes it hard for me to convincingly tell Abbott why he absolutely must work harder to write neatly.

In response to your comments yesterday about allergies and their perplexing increasing incidence, here's a link to a National Geographic article on the topic you may find interesting.

Happy Wednesday!

13 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Good penmanship will always help you in life.
Maybe you can involve Abbott in a penpal program? Or if he has a cousin who lives a distance from you. Receiving a letter in the mail is always exciting!

Frau said...

Gorgeous picture...I love getting mail too besides bills and junk mail that is! Mailing letters from here is an arm and leg so I have rarely done it. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Jessica said...

I absolutely love receiving mail (though most comes from the electric company!). Those tulips are stunning!

Barbara said...

We write less and depend on email. My daughter, who owns her own business in NYC gets peeved when her secretary emails clients. Talk to them in person, she keeps telling her. Pick up the phone for heaven's sake. It's important and more personal.
Tell Abbott there are times when he will HAVE to send a note to someone. Whether it's business or personal. My youngest son got around the penmanship problem by printing everything.
Good article about allergies. We all have them, but the poor child they were discussing made me sad.

KPiep said...

You are very welcome! I happen to love sending Mother's Day cards - it's one of my little joys - and you were one of the first people I thought of when I sat down to make this year's list!

For the record, I adore 'real' mail, too. In fact, I'm thinking about giving up some of my electronic communication in favor of some good, old-fashioned letters. Writing letters used to be another of my little joys, and I think I need to go back to them!

Ina in Alaska said...

Those tulips are just gorgeous... neighbor Joan is a fantastic writer. She is of that generation where good penmanship and manners mattered. Her notes and cards are always so interesting and thoughtful, I will surely miss Joan. xoxoxo

likeschocolate said...

That is funny that your talk about penmanship because my husband and I disagree. He is a professor and says that he would rather his children learn the computer then them spend ours perfecting how their writting looks. Other than their names he doesn't see any point in it anymore. I like you though love real mail and love it when people take more time to write more than just their names to a card.

Sammi said...

Handwritten letters are just the best!

Jane Flanagan said...

Beautiful photograph! Mail is so very special to me too.

Removalist Melbourne said...

That is so beautiful. What a great way to start your day. Have a great day ahead.

CdP said...

L' écrit reste et fait du bien à l' âme ...
Ces tulipes sont si lumineuses !

Francesca said...

You're so right. Handwriting is so personal and unique, and yet we hardly see anything in (hand)writing these days!

Liya said...

tulips are my favourite flowers! and this photo is just sooo .. lovely