Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What's your most cherished piece of mail?

We all have those pieces of mail that we've saved over the years.
It might be a letter or a package or something special that evokes memories and feelings from yesterday.

National Public Radio is talking about mail that's kept, where listeners are encouraged to send photos of their favorites.

What's your most cherished piece of mail? Comment here, or e-mail a photo here


Photo by Melaina, with  permission

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

My most cherished piece of mail is a post card from the US goverment that my 4th great grandmother received after her husband passed away telling her she was entitled to his pension from serving in the Civil War. She was to receive $20.00 dollars a month. The address was her name and the town she lived in and that's it. Amazing what our addresses have come to from what they were back then.

Anonymous said...

Mine is a Christmas card from my son who was engaged in Operation Freedom in Iraq.

Anonymous said...

I still have a piece of mail that my mother in law had cancelled on 8-8-88 for my husband's 39th birthday. She thought that was "unique". Little did she and I both know that only four years later,(in 1992),I would begin working for the Postal Service as PMR in our local Post Office. My mother in law cheered me on in all my efforts over the years when I applied for upward mobility, and encouraged me to hang in there when I was passed over.
Unfortunately, she passed away in 2002 and I became the Postmaster in 2003. Somehow, I know she is still cheering me on....and would be still getting the "unique" cancellations if she were still here.
Wanda Frasier,PM
Burr Oak KS 66936

Anonymous said...

I saved all the letters from my husband (then boyfriend) sent from Europe when he was traveling with friends.(1973). I also have kept the letters from my son when he was in Iraq (2005)and he has all the cards and letters we sent from the states.

Anonymous said...

From my father, who had just had a stroke, and was re-learning how to write. He passed away in 1998, but I still keep that letter with me.

Anonymous said...

I have a shoe box full of letters from my husband that he wrote me from Germany in the early 80's before we were married. Having never met face to face, we were pen pals for nearly 1 1/2 years before he was discharged from the army...two weeks later, we eloped!!

Anonymous said...

The letters my father wrote home to my mother while he was stationed in Thailand while serving as an F105 pilot in Vietnam. He was shot down 2 times, the 2nd time was declared Missing in Action. I love the parts where he mentions me by name talks about coming home to us. My 2nd favorite is the letter written to my family by my father's college roommate/best friend, my godfather, when my father's remains were repatriated in 1985. My godfather died a short time after that and I cherish them all.

Anonymous said...

my paycheck ...

Exhume said...

My daughter sent me a letter when she was in jail....ahhhhh those precious memories.

Anonymous said...

ahhh.... a proud parent ;)