Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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~~~ Snail mail ~


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I love it! 

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It bring the scent of strange places, sea, flight, tea, travel trunks ~

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~ It is soft on the eyes, soft in your hands ~~

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If it is a letter, when you pull it from the envelope and open it, 

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it rustle-shuffle like the feet of old folks walkin', saying, take your 

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Don't be rushing about with that harsh-harried-hustling-of-these-modern-days. 

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And snail mail got magic, it can make you take a deep breath and smile ~

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Thank you, Dinahmow, for the postcard from your travels!

23 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

If you email me a snail mail address - you can find my email on my website, which you can find on the menu of my blog - then I'll send you a postcard from Scotland :)

Elephant's Child said...

There is magic in it, isn't there?

Guyana-Gyal said...

Child, that magic makes me want to dig out one of the best-est letters that I've ever received and read it all over again.

Kim, that's mighty sweet of you :-) I'll do that tomorrow morning.

John Greenwood said...

You've already got my address! Remember the chilli sauce? xx

Guyana-Gyal said...

JohnG, that sounds like a hint!
:-D

Do I ever remember the pepper sauce!

I would send more, but there are new rules at the post-office! You have to go into a room and open the bottle, and they stir it with a spoon that I would've taken with me [hygiene and all that!], and goodness knows what else.

cadiz12 said...

i love it!!!
i've made a penpal out of Jon's 90-year-old grandma. love her letters!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Cadiz, you are one lucky girl! I bet her letters are delightful.
I'm thinking of encouraging people to start writing snail mail again. I might write more about this.

Kim, I haven't forgotten! I've been out doing famil biz. It's not fun!
:-D

Keith Smith said...

If you go to my blog, http://earlshilton.org.uk/wp/change-of-use/ you will see a note in the bottom right of the header.

I am trying to convert people I know into reviving the art of letter writing. I would have written to you long before now, but I don't have your snailmail address; and John G (miserable g*t), wont give it to me!

I remember that HOT sauce you sent John, I tried it and it's only now that the roof of my mouth is healing over! (Not really, just joking)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Keith, I refuse to think about that pepper sauce...it looked lethal!
As for snail mail...I have an idea...email me your address and I'll write you. Ooh, I'll write letters this weekend.Let's start a snail mail club!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Keith, I see it...pen related sports!
Lovely.

Dave said...

Maybe you should start a Post Card club?

Vest said...

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Pat said...

Yes but....
I've just had nearly 2 days without a computer and it made everything worse and made me realise what a life line it had become.

Alla said...

i agree... magic!
our kids will probably not know how to write by hand....... script to them will be a function in their word processing program.

Caribbean Colors said...

I got snail mail today too! I haven't checked my P.O. box in 3 months because I never receive anything... and lo and behold, there it was, a fat envelope with a wedding invitation in it! Mind you, the wedding is in Portland Oregon, but the fact is, its exciting to get Anything sent to me from abroad.

dinahmow said...

And now I'm home again....with more mail to put in that gastropod's saddle bags!

Manuel Antonio Aragón Medina said...

Felicidades por tu blog, my interesante.
Saludos desde España.

Keith said...

You said "there are new rules at the post-office!" I should think so! It's against the law to send high explosive material through the post!

John G has never been the same since he put some of that sauce in his beer...

Manuel Antonio Aragón Medina said...

Me gusta tu blog, bonito e interesante.
Te felicito.
Saludos desde España.

Stephen Bess said...

Snail mail is wonderfully personal and touching. :)

whattheworldtaughtme.com said...

Hey Guyana Gyal! I was just wondering how you have been and I see you have a new fun thing going on here!

After I read yuor snail mail post, it reminded me that another friend, now in Florida (home of those big peacocks), wrote of her love of letters too. Here is her link- you may like this as well!

http://naomihattaway.com/2013/07/chinatown-singapore-and-my-personalized-chinese-stamp/

Enjoy and have a great time writing all your letters!
-Jonelle

Guyana-Gyal said...

Hello Jonelle, thanks for visiting! I've had no computer for a while, all sorts of mad things. I was on Twitter via a cheapie little smart phone, I couldn't...don't know how to...blog with it.
Thanks for your friend's link. I'll try to visit this evening.
I should post these letters I have sitting on my little desk, staring at me!

Stephen, that it is!

Hola Manuel, bienvenida y gracias para sus palabras amables. Sus flores son tan hermosas!
Welcome and thank you for your kind words. Your flowers are so beautiful!

Keith, what are you saying about that pepper sauce?! I served some yesterday at lunch and they started TALKING! hahaha.
I have letters to post! I need to get to the post office!

I need to post my letters. Did I say snail mail is slow? hahaha

Caribbean, it's exciting fo' true! I remember PEN-PALS!

Alla, that's scary! There's something to be said about connecting pen with paper, pausing for thought. Maybe, after the electronic thing, children will rediscover pen and paper :-D

Pat, I love computers and Internet! I've been without mine for almost a month! Fortunately, I have a little smart phone, and I could email.
I think both snail and e-mails can co-exist.

Dave, that's biting off more than I can chew, but it's such a lovely idea.

Vest, I hope your holiday was good.






WizzyTheStick said...

Lucky you! I love snail mail and at one time used to write a lot. Having kids ruined all that~no time now but I do miss it something awful