Take a trip with me in the Way-Back Machine . . .
When communications were basic -- simple, thoughtful, and more leisurely. (Yeah. And we also had to walk to school. Every day. Uphill. Through snow deeper than your rooftops. In sub-zero temperatures. Both ways.)
Anyway. Back then. . . we wrote letters. And sent them through the mail. And waited for a response. And wrote back.
Before the advent of email (really, think about it, mid-90s!) and IM (early 00s) and Facebook (mid 00s) and Ravelry (2007) and smart phones (late 00s) . . . we communicated through the mail. It wasn't even called "snail mail" back then. Just . . . mail.
I loved waiting for the mail to come every day. Maybe I'd get a letter . . .
When I was in college, I wrote letters home. And home wrote me letters back. We rarely called on the phone -- because long distance was expensive back then! Tom and I went to different colleges in different states . . . and kept up our relationship with letters. For a whole year!
(Letters that both of us have saved, by the way.)
I still like to get a surprise card or note in my mailbox. It just doesn't happen very often anymore, and I really don't pay much atttention to whether the mail has come today . . . or not.
Until February! Now that February is the Month of Letters, I look forward to the postal truck every day -- picking up my mail. And, from time to time, delivering some mail for me.
Read about the Month of Letters challenge here -- and think about joining in. February is a great month for a challenge -- and this one is fun and easy and surprisingly enjoyable!
I'm ready . . .
for a more basic and simple form of communicating! I call it . . . Communications 101.