Old Letters

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Old Letters. Do you have any? I have a few. In this pink folder I have some letters from my parents and grandparents (deceased), from my husband before we were married and from my daughter’s grandmother. I also have some old family postcards from the early 1900s that have survived somehow to find their way into my possession.

I got out this packet of letters recently as I was writing an article on communication and I decided to focus on letters. Old letters. Memorable letters. Souvenirs of the soul.

James at Everyday Correspondence is creating a zine called blotter paper and he is looking for submissions as noted in his Nov. 25, 2009 post. So I decided to write my submission on ‘Communication as… Memories’ in the form of letters. Submissions are due Jan. 9, 2010. If you’re interested in submitting, please read James’ blog for instructions.

One of the aspects of the Letters & Journals magazine will be old letters- famous, infamous, historical, personal, tragic, heartbreaking, inspiring. I can hardly wait!



  1. James on December 3, 2009 at 4:36 am


    Thanks for the plug. Correspondence as memories is a great idea! And, I'm glad to hear that you were able to parlay a walk down memory lane into a submission concept. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product on paper.

    Yours in collaboration,


  2. Cindy (Letters From Midlife) on December 3, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I like the term "souveniers of the soul". That's a good way to describe old letters. Yes, I have some too.

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