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August 16, 2013


Elizabeth H. Cottrell

When you write about personal, handwritten notes and letters, Steve, your passion for the power of these missives resonates with my own. We must not lose the ability to communicate in such a beautiful way!

Doug Manchester

I agree completely, at least at a philosophical level. But, I find myself too often "dashing off a quick email," in lieu of a thoughtful letter. Consider that I did not print out copies of this blog and mail them with an introductory letter in support of the idea. And there is something odd I feel--not surreal, but like a wrinkle in the universe--when I realize I'm reading a blog (mail-list server generated) extolling the virtues of hand-written letters.

That being said, I love the blog: always well grounded and meaningful. Guaranteed to bring a smile to my face.

Claire in Springfield

Precious. I am in tears as well as laughing while reading not only the letters from camp but also mother's & grandfather's replies.

Steve Leveen

Dear Elizabeth,
Your efforts to keep alive the handwritten note are an inspiration to me and so many others. Thank you for conspiring with me!

Dear Doug,
You're right. Here we are typing into the blog-o-sphere about the joys of handwritten notes. But I've got my folder with stationery with me in this hotel room and promise to write two real letters today. Okay? Thanks for your kind words and encouragement.

And dear Claire,
Tears from laughing--don't we all need those? Hugs on you.


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