It’s been two months since my sister’s passing. Then, two days ago, the phone rang with the sad news that my teacher and mentor from college died on April 15th. Elaine Rapp was my all time favorite teacher. She was a Gestalt therapist, a large stone sculptor, and one of the founding minds behind Pratt […]
My favorite younger sister, Andrea, died on February 22, 2019. It was sudden and unexpected with dubious circumstances. She had just come back from a dream vacation to Hawaii. Her last text to me said, “Betty Bonkers working on jet lag.” Next, I heard Andrea was dead. So many parts of this jigsaw puzzle will […]
What a treasure to find this draft for Mr. Hunter’s thank you letter. It speaks volumes in a few short lines about Martin Luther King Jr. who was definitely “his brother’s keeper.” Here he stands, hand-in-hand with the crowd in the midst of the March on Washington, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 89 […]
Universal Letter Writing Week begins today January 14th and will continue through till January 20th. Join forces with all the letter writers in the world to get your correspondence done. And what better way to start off the week than by tackling your thank you notes! The rule of thumb for expressing written gratitude is […]
December 31, 2017 There’s always the question: What to do with all those cards once the holiday is over? Do they all go out with the wrapping into the trash? WAIT! You can recycle some of those cards. And, before the envelopes disappear, you can cut out the return addresses and paste them onto a […]
October 21, 2017…..A story appeared in the news last week, that illustrates all that I love about letter writing! Logan Pullin, a teacher at Bay Middle School in BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., wrote individual letters of encouragement to all the students in the current senior class. These were handwritten and hand delivered. Mr. Pullin began his […]
October 12, 2017 Take a look at this one. In my opinion, it should have been a winner, not just given honorable mention. Imagine if you opened your mailbox and found this letter…It’s frame-worthy.
October 10, 2017…The theme for The 2017 Graceful Envelope Contest was “Pushing the Envelope.” This yearly event is co-sponsored by The Washington Calligraphers’ Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers. At last, the winners have been announced! This contest always delights the viewer with the most beautiful Mail Art. Below are some of my […]