Monday, May 19, 2014

Letter to a Cat

According to an article on the Houston Chronicle's website, Rice University successfully recruited a high school football player by sending a letter to his cat. The Chronicle reports that the letter read:
“As you know we’re trying to convince J.T. Rice is the place for him. I know you’d like to keep him close so he can feed you and change the litter box. Please help us to get him to choose us. Paw me if you have any questions.”
 See...the art of letter writing is not only not dead, it's getting more and more creative!

Happy letter writing!

Friday, May 2, 2014

War Letters

I've mentioned this before, but it's worthy of another look.

Andrew Carroll founded the Legacy Project,  a national, all-volunteer initiative that encourages Americans to honor and remember those who have served—or are currently serving—the United States in wartime by seeking out and preserving their letters and e-mails home, and has written and/or edited several books, including "War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars," "Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters---and One Man's Search to Find Them" and "Grace Under Fire: Letters of Faith in Times of War."

Then, "War Letters" inspired an "American Experience" episode on PBS. You can read excerpts from some of the letters on the PBS website. Especially interesting is the spot about Morton D. Elevitch, who fought in Germany in World War II and went on to become a writer. He founded a magazine, First Person, that featured personal narratives, including letters and diaries, according to the American Experience page.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Great idea for decorating with letters

This story can be found on the Dallas Morning News website.
I recently came across this Dallas Morning News article about Sarah Harmeyer's decorating style. The article, "Uptown Dallas homeowner balances glitz, glam with natural touches," was written by Jamie Knodel a couple of years ago. It describes the way the 30-something-year-old fund-raiser blends styles in furnishing her 1930s Uptown Dallas duplex.

One way she added an extremely personal touch was by framing copies of letters and hanging them on the wall. Read the entire story and see more photos on the Dallas Morning News' website.

What a delightful way to show your appreciation for the joy that letters can bring into your life!
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