|Abial Hall Edwards|
The blog post is based on a book, “Dear Friend Anna,” published by the University of Maine Press and edited and published by Anna's great-granddaughter, Beverly Hayes Kallgren, and history professor James L. Crouthamel.
“You know not with what pleasure your letters are read and how eagerly they are watched for,” Edwards wrote more than 150 years ago.
|Anna Lucinda Conant|
Anna saved those letters, and her great-granddaughter recognized their value enough to also save them and to have them published.
I hate to sound so old-fashioned and such, but what will the future hold without letters from the 21st century? Oh, sure, there will be some, mostly from those of us on these blogs. But, there don't seem to be many of us. How much of our history will we lose because there are no letters? Will emails, texts, Facebook postings survive to tell our stories? How?
What do you think? Let me know.
In the meantime, keep on writing letters!