I took pictures of the four prize packages for the Mailbox contest that was held last month, however, only one of the pictures turned out. I guess I should have checked the photographs before I mailed the packages. This felt-lined pencil box was filled with pens and pencils and was won by Pamela in San…

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The Sept/Oct newsletter had a mailbox contest where the entrants were asked to send in a piece of mail with a number selected that was between 1-100. The winner wins this handcrafted pencil box filled with a collection of pens from Nvizio. And the winner is….. (drum roll) Jennifer from CA! This package will be…

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The monthly e-newsletter will now be a bi-monthly newsletter. I’ve always managed Letters & Journals on the side while I work a full-time day job. I’ve recently switched jobs, which I’m totally excited about, however, my new job is taking a lot more of my time than my previous one. Everything else will continue as…

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A friend of ours, Harvey Christiansen, is a talented woodworker. So when I needed a new place to store my favorite pens and pencils I went to Harvey with an old cigar box that was about the size I was looking for and asked if he could make a pen and pencil box. He made…

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There is an annual 100-mile garage sale in southeastern MN that follows Highway 61 from Red Wing to Winona as well as parts of Wisconsin.  The sales takes place over Mother’s Day weekend. Last year my girlfriend, her sister and mother went and had fun loading up the truck, visiting with the friendly small town…

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