It’s Valentine’s Day and I don’t actually rejoice it as a result of I don’t prefer it when folks inform me when to get pleasure from chocolate however my sister emailed me a stack of affection letters our grandfather despatched our grandmother to persuade her to marry him and so they had been so surprisingly pretty that it jogged my memory how fantastic letters could be.
They had been written largely in English as a result of their mother and father solely spoke Czech and they also couldn’t listen in on the intercepted letters, however my grandmother’s sisters would positively have been snooping so my grandfather would conceal little notes like this one he apparently hid underneath the stamp.
The stamp smeared it a bit however I feel it says “sending you plenty of kisses and Marlon Brando.” I’d flawed about that final half.
It additionally has a sequence of dots and dashes hidden contained in the letters and I can solely assume it was some kind of secret code they used, or that presumably they had been teenage farmer spies who had been busy passing secrets and techniques whereas working within the cotton fields of rural Texas.
Regardless, it jogged my memory that a number of years in the past we did a factor right here the place should you wished a sort observe from a stranger on this neighborhood you can simply depart your deal with within the feedback and possibly get or give just a little surprising magic to another person. I’m nonetheless getting playing cards from that and so they at all times make me smile and I do know there are individuals who at the moment have made lasting friendships via such a small however enjoyable alternate.
So should you’d prefer to possibly get a observe from a candy stranger to remind you that there are folks on the earth who care simply depart your deal with within the feedback. You need to use your first title, or an preliminary or a secret made-up title and you need to use your deal with or a po field or your brother’s home or no matter feels protected for you. And if you wish to ship a card to a buddy you haven’t met but you may choose one (or a number of) beneath. I’m going to be sending some postcards myself as a result of I simply obtained a dozen and they’re superb.
So for instance my remark would say, “Be happy to jot down me a observe. I like studying, true crime, and cats. Additionally, David Tennant was completely the very best Physician Who and I’m prepared to die on that hill. I’m:
Government Princess Jenny / 14546 Brook Hole Blvd. #400 / San Antonio TX, 78232″
And irrespective of the place you’re on the earth at the moment, please take into account this a observe to let you know how a lot I’m glad that you just’re right here. Sure, you. You might be superb, buddy.