Monday, January 18, 2010
I appreciate all of your lovely comments and each new follower. I love you!
I want to do some sort of give away, but I'm not sure what to give. Maybe an embroidery?
Tomorrow, second semester of school begins. Today, I want to do anything/everything relaxing before becoming overwhelmed in classwork.
I'm thinking book reading, magazine page flipping, tea sipping, and letter writing.
Speaking of letter writing, the one shown in the polaroid above was written to Eleanor Roosevelt from my grandfather's first wife in 1943. The opening paragraph says:
" Dear Madam:
During these busy times, it is with much reluctance that I approach you upon a personal matter of such volume, but believing that you, like myself, feel that each and every American citizen is entitled to justice (if need be, tempered with mercy) I am taking the liberty of inquiring if something cannot be done about the case which I shall attempt to describe and which attached photostats cover, subject shown above."
My grandfather spent his whole life writing to the government, trying to get his named cleared from something he didn't do (it would really make a marvelous film!). I love that people used to actually get replies from the president or first lady, like my grandfather did. Today it seems that we're so far detached from our president, I'd never in a million years expect a handwritten reply, or for my letter to even be read. But I guess one could never know!
my friend meg, from 1918 vintage, has a new wonderful blog, and is having a really, really fantastic giveaway.
check it out!