interacting the old fashioned way

things happen in threes. it’s an old wise tale. a very old fashioned idea. and yet would you believe i’ve had interactions about/via three letters this past week. now that’s also very old fashioned way indeed!!

but i got a real kick out of them all. here’s why:

you’ve gotta love a wedding. i laughed out loud when i got a message (via facebook) asking for my home addy as my new to be niece in law didn’t know where i lived! it caused a family fuss. we should be helping her so she didnt have to resort to such antics… but i just loved it as it showed an honesty and resourcefulness. she was so used to communicating with us all via email and facebook, she’s never needed the addy. i confessed to understanding 100% where she was coming from.

now birthdays are just something i struggle with constantly. the online medium has just not been able to replace the traditional birthday card. however im useless at remembering dates. useless at keeping calendars up to date. even online ones.

so when my niece sends paper invitations to her one year olds birthday lunch and then follows up with paper thankyou cards after the event. each note with individual messages. urgh. it makes me cringe. i absolutely adore it.

but finally to top it off. the ultimate happened.

a letter. as in one that had a “Dear Helen”, paragraphs and a proper sign off.

i don’t think i have received a letter from anyone other than my aunty who lives interstate in years. years and years. and there it was. in my letter box. a letter.

it was an invite to attend christmas lunch. it was such a lovely letter i could frame it.

and of course i have to respond in the way it was delivered. via letter. but i must just finish my blog first 🙂

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