Saturday, September 24, 2011

Letter of 1970

Well, I can now talk about the surprise I mentioned last month.
In January of this year, we (with the Hoods) went to an estate sale, and I bought True Grit. And as I was going to buy it, I noticed a slip of blue paper, -- I was curious-- but I bought it anyway. Well, when we were walking to the car I opened up the paper, and it was a letter, dated June 1970! Now, I always find these things very intriguing, and yes, I realize it is sometimes called "being nosy". But not when you bought it, right?
That evening, when all of us girls were chatting in Mom's room, I brought the letter, and Mrs.Mitzi was able to decipher and read the letter aloud (I have awful handwriting, and I'm awful at reading other peoples handwriting).
The letter was SO sweet! This lady--Mrs. Nicholson-- was writing to her friend in New York, telling her about everything from BBQ parties, to gardening, to room decor, to getting ready for her baby-on-the-way! As Mrs.Mitzi read it to us, we took the news in as if it were us that the writer were writing to!

So, over six months later, here we are.

Earlier this month I finally sat down and wrote a letter to the Mrs.Nicholson, telling her about this letter that is in my possession and if she would like it back. When I sent it, I knew I shouldn't expect an immediate reply back, that is, if the lady still lived at the original address that she wrote from.
Okay, so that was less than two weeks ago, and last Monday I received a charming little note from the lady--Mrs. Nicholson!! I was so giddy, I felt like I'd won the lottery! Though she doesn't live at the original address I wrote to, it managed to find her. :)

Mrs.Nicholson graciously gave her permission for me to write this post, and she allowed me to keep the original letter!

Note the six cent postage stamp.

People had such nicer handwriting in the 70s.
Makes me ashamed of my own.

Thank you, Mrs.Nicholson.

1 comment:

Shelbi said...

Wow, that is such a neat story!

God bless,


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