Monday, November 21, 2011

The Letters

As some of you know, my oldest (aka son #1) is currently at Army basic training in South Carolina. He'll graduate soon (hooray!), but it's been strange not talking to him on the phone and emailing. BUT one of the good things that has come out of this is the letters.

He's been writing (and complaining about not having spell-check). We've received many notes, and so have both sets of his grandparents, his brother and his sister. Real letters. Long. Hand-written (printed, not cursive--see my Cozy Chicks post last week). Wonderful letters that are full of information about his days.

And we've written back. A lot. Lots of cards and long notes and jokes and stories and football scores.

It made me realize how much I miss letters. How strange it is to see an envelope in the mailbox that's hand-written, not computer generated. I send a lot of cards, but I think I need to start sending more letters. Not sure to whom just yet, since son # 1 will be getting his computer back soon, but someone. :)

Do you send a lot of hand-written notes? Get many?


  1. You can send me a letter ;). I can't remember the last time I wrote an actual letter. I think I will work on that too!

  2. LOL, Lori! Okay!

    I posted this, then the mail came--and guess what? A card for me from a dear friend. With a hand-written (cursive!) note. Very nice to get. Thanks, Sharon. :)

  3. You can send me a letter and I promise to send you one back.

    I send cards with hand-written notes in them.

  4. I felt the same way earlier this year. My son, too, went off to Army Basic Training in January of this year. (he was sent to Oklahoma)-- It was the longest 3 months of my life, but the letters I received from him were what got me through. Those were the first letters I'd received in years, from anyone, as handwritten letters have become something of a bygone era. I ran for the mailbox every. single. day. hoping for letter from my son. He is now stationed in Seattle, which isn't ideal as I live in Florida, but at least I can call him and hear his voice anytime I want-- but I do miss the letters I received while he was in Basic.