Last night about a dozen family members on my Dad’s side got together for dinner. My Uncle John brought some old letters with him. These letters were written in the 1970s when he lived in Florida. It was so fun to read and pass around, especially since most of them were written by me and my cousins when we were kids.
Letter writing, obviously, has declined due to the internet, email and Facebook. I didn’t realize how much I miss letters until we sat around that table and read letters last night. Yes, you can let your kids type emails, and you can print them out and pass them around the table too. But to see the handwriting it seems so much more personal. I hope he shares more letters in the future.
I only took pictures of the 2 letters he brought that were written by me or my immediate family.
The first letter was written in November of 1972 by my mother. Also included were “snip-its” from my sister and I.
You can tell it was the 1970s because my mother is inquiring if a fondue pot would be a good wedding gift for my uncle and his wife.
First up is my sister, she was 5 and obviously just learning to write.
|Letter Page 2 – November 1972|
|Letter Page 3 – November 1972|
|Letter – November 1974|