LetterMo 2023, Days 17-28

I completed the Month of Letters challenge in February, but got sidetracked and did not report my progress through much of the second half of the month, so I’m going to catch up on that now. Month of Letters, or LetterMo, encourages participants to write and send at least one piece of handwritten snail mailContinue reading “LetterMo 2023, Days 17-28”

LetterMo 2023, Days 15 and 16

We’re past the halfway mark on the Month of Letters, or LetterMo, which encourages participants to write and send at least one piece of handwritten snail mail per day during the month of February. Here is a progress report from the past two days. Feb. 15 – I wrote and mailed a postcard to aContinue reading “LetterMo 2023, Days 15 and 16”

LetterMo 2023, Days 11-13

I have another update on my Month of Letters challenge, in which we attempt to write and send at least one piece of handwritten snail mail per day during the month of February, and to respond to mail we receive. Bills, advertisements, and such do not count, and we don’t have to send mail onContinue reading “LetterMo 2023, Days 11-13”

LetterMo 2023, Days 7-10

I am still managing to send mail every day for the Month of Letters challenge. Here is what I have sent in the past few days: I hope I’ve got those right; I really need to keep better records! But so far, I have sent something each day this month, even if my record-keeping hasContinue reading “LetterMo 2023, Days 7-10”

If It’s February, This Must Be LetterMo!

We are a few days into February, and I have not mentioned the Month of Letters, affectionately abbreviated as LetterMo. Every day this month, those of us who’ve taken the challenge aim to send at least one piece of handwritten mail by old-fashioned snail mail, and to respond to anyone who writes to us. Bills,Continue reading “If It’s February, This Must Be LetterMo!”

Postcards From the World, Siriusly

It’s time to share another Postcrossing card. This one came to me from what is, in Postcrossing terms, practically next door. The sender, Cindy, lives in here in Virginia, in a rural area about 75 miles from me. Postcrossing is work-related for Cindy; she is a rural mail carrier. But she says she is closeContinue reading “Postcards From the World, Siriusly”

Postcards From the World: Rush Hour, Germany

It’s been months since I’ve posted here about a card received from a Postcrosser somewhere in the world. I have not been sending (and, therefore, receiving) as many cards as I used to, with recent increases in the cost of international postage. But I have still been sending and receiving a few postcards every month.Continue reading “Postcards From the World: Rush Hour, Germany”

Postcards From the World: London, 1958

Today’s featured postcard shows a photo taken in London, but the card comes to me from a Postcrosser in New York. The photograph is dated 1958; unfortunately, there is no other information on the card, except for the name of the photographer: Frank Horvat. He was an Italian photographer who spent much of his careerContinue reading “Postcards From the World: London, 1958”

LetterMo 2022 Update

I mentioned earlier in the month that I’m taking part again in the Month of Letters, or LetterMo, the annual challenge to write and send a piece of mail every day the post office operates in February. After having neglected to post since then about what I’ve been mailing, I guess it’s time for anContinue reading “LetterMo 2022 Update”

Postcards From the World: Death’s Garden

Today’s featured postcard is from a Postcrosser in Finland, and it’s a wonderfully weird one! The artwork shows Death taking care of plants, and was painted by Finnish symbolist artist Hugo Simberg inn 1896. It’s a strangely charming image, with Death as a gentle character carefully tending plants that symbolize human souls. The card comesContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Death’s Garden”