Saturday, November 28, 2009

[Sort of] Silent Saturdays - a tribute to former way of life

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Today the Life and Style section of The Wall Street Journal ran a story about how readers are nostalgic for old fashioned communication; writing letters in the days before email, Facebook, Twitter, and texting.  Actual penmanship on actual paper Do you remember when teachers used to critique our handwriting?  I still enjoy receiving a letter from family and friends.  My mom, although she emails too, still writes letters to me.  Feel free to read the article here.

Well let's take a walk down memory lane.  Shall we?
PDP0300390 - One Room Schoolhouse in Vermont

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BLP0095249 - Girl writing on blackboard

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CCP0013032 - Student Writing on Blackboard

BLP0061452 - Mixed race girl doing school work

CCP0014104 - Boy Writing in Book
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Primitive, yes, but just a powerful as RING...YOU'VE-GOT-MAIL.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


  1. I've saved all my handwritten letters and cards since 1996, when I saw the writing on the wall so to speak. They are all in chronological order, sorted by sender, each year's prizes finally tied together in a lovely ribbon and labeled....boxed in white boxes from the container store....which are also labeled...but I'm not the least bit OCD.... ;)

  2. I had my handwriting analyzed at a fundraiser a few years ago and it was so interesting I thought it would be fun to take a graphology class - but then I quickly realized, who writes anything anymore?? We'd have to have an email/text messageology class ;-)



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