Monday, February 24, 2014

WRITE SOON...REMEMBERING A LETTER FROM DAD

1976 LETTER FROM DAD- FRESHMAN IN COLLEGE

Up in my closet, inside of a worn shoe box are packed many letters from my College years. Most are postmarked from my High School Friends. Those I left in order to venture 800 miles away to attend College.... far from my small hometown. There are also some letters from my Sweet Mom and Older Sister and Brother, who pretty much HUNG THE MOON for me in those days. (no pun intended...wink). But inside that box, is one single letter that I Cherish and Hold very Close to my Heart. This is a Letter from my Dad. My father was very Kind, Loving and Affectionate, but did not make a practice of taking Pen in Hand to write down his thoughts to his youngest child or any of his children for that matter. I am so glad when I attended College, there were no Smart Phones, Texts and Emails. Rather, I have a box full of wonderful letters, that I can Read, Touch and even Smell. I am so incredibly Thankful to have this short cherished letter from my Father all those years ago. Each year on the Anniversary of the day of his Birth and also the day of his Passing,  I take the letter out and read it ever so slowly. I am very lucky to be reminded of how special my father was and how incredibly lucky I was to be his daughter.  Inside of this old and worn shoe box are letters on which most of the Envelopes are written the words...WRITE SOON.
Write Soon
That being said, comes the reason for my Tuesday Rubbermoon Blog Post. A Card that remembers the days of Hand Written Letters to those who were Dear to us.  A card that was sent in the Mail asking a Loved One or Friend to please WRITE SOON! I will list the several Rubbermoon Stamps I used for this card below. 
                                                                                                          


3) "Lets Go" (Suitcase)





Take time soon to write a handwritten note to someone you miss, care about and love. It will be Cherished and Held Close to their Heart, I know for sure.

Until next time- BARB

9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful dad! I have one letter from my dad to me, but have all his love letters to my mother. His handwriting was incredibly amazing. I get them out now and then. I have all of Jim's love letters to me, too, but that's a story for another time! I love this art and I love how the whole blog entry just made me feel. Thank you.

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  2. That is a very sweet story Barb! I have a shoe box of letters and other memories, too, that I cherish. I wish that writing was more in style. I love getting hand written notes! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. What a beautiful and heartwarming post. Letters from people we love, truly are gifts to be treasured. There is nothing quite like a handwritten letter. No matter how many emails and texts we get...it will never replace the love or joy a real letter, stamped and postmarked, brings! Thank you for this sweet and lovely reminder!

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  4. What a touching post. I have saved the letters my dad wrote to me also and it is always a comfort to re-read them. I am a huge fan of snail mail and anything handwritten, it shares the essence of the person writing...beautiful post and heartwarming message Barb! Thank you!!!!! xoxo

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  5. Long live the handwritten thoughts and wishes, beautiful post Barb.

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  6. What a beautiful article! Thank you for sharing, Barb! This was SO touching!

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  7. SO lovely. The handwritten note is becoming a thing of the past. Thanx, Barb for the inspiration and reminder that handwritten messages are worth preserving. Great post!!!

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  8. Hi Barb, Your journey on your dad's letter is lovely and most of all special...I also had a dad that loved me and cared for the littlest things even if he was not able to be there, which he hated with all his heart to be away from his children and grandchildren. Love this blog and most of all love your love for your dad and his love for you...

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