52 Weeks of Life Seen Through My Eyes

Ida's Photo Theme Challenge

24. It’s a Mail Thing


Do you remember the days when emails, faxes, cell phones, Twitter accounts, Facebook, and Skype were non-existent? There were no inexpensive long distance phone calls; in fact, they cost plenty. It was during this era that I met my future husband in South Africa. We spent 4 remarkable days together before he flew back to Alaska. For the next 11 months (bar 4 weeks when I was actually with him in Juneau), we wrote and wrote and wrote some more. I kept all my letters from him and he kept mine. This is the pile we shared, 31 years later, including the most exciting one of all: his marriage proposal!Β  So, it’s a mail thing!ImageImage

11 thoughts on “24. It’s a Mail Thing

  1. Ida, this collection is priceless!


  2. They truly have loads of sentimental value, Mary Nell. And they have traveled tens of thousands of miles with us. πŸ™‚


  3. Love this! Thank you for sharing your personal story with us.


  4. Ida, this is a wonderful “chapter” in the Life of Ida!


  5. This is so very special! Thank you for sharing with us.


  6. I remember those letters! You and Paul are a perfect match! I can say I have seen with my own eyes how smitten the two of you are with each other!!! πŸ˜‰


  7. Well, you photographed the letter of proposal, but I’m not sure you saw the large collection, Mindy. πŸ™‚


  8. Great story and great keepsakes – how romantic! – my mother kept letters I wrote for the first 10 years we lived here – some 25 pages long! so fun to read now.


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