Day 9: Someone you love
Plain and simple: Meredith.
Day 10: Childhood memory
My best friend, Kelly, and I were big letter writers when we were kids. We met in second grade at church, and we were pretty much inseparable from the time we met. Kelly lived about 20 minutes away from me, and because this was before cell phones, before emails, before IM, before Facebook, letters were the best way to stay in touch. We wrote to each other a few times a week (even though we saw each other every week at church). I have kept a lot of the letters we exchanged over the years, dating as far back as 1994, I believe. I keep them (along with other important letters and notes over the years) in a storage box that I hauled out for this Day 10 photo:
We wrote about everything and nothing; we made clip art letterhead; we sent pictures and puffy paint art stuck to looseleaf paper. One of our favorite things to do was decorate the backs of envelopes, and we had a favorite note for the postman:
It makes me feel a little bit sad that my children will never get to do this with their best friends. Everything will be instant and electronic, which is certainly more convenient, but it is also a little impersonal. Maybe I’ll start writing more letters.
Here’s the rest of the Flickr photos on the challenge.
Coming up tomorrow: Something blue.