At least the header finally fits the frame. That is all I can manage for now.
Yesterday involved more cleaning out over at Laddie's. More pictures discovered...the pictures have been the most rewarding discoveries so far. Lots of letters, too, but no time yet to read them (oh, OK, I have taken time to read a few; just can't resist).
Speaking of letters, that record of relationships has almost disappeared from our lives, hasn't it? The telephone was the first destructive influence on letter writing. It is easy to make a phone call and actually hear the individual's voice; immediate, easy, personal communication, but telephone calls leave no record of the conversation.
Today, email is probably used more frequently than the telephone. Although email can be saved and/or printed, emailing is quite different in style from letter writing and lacks the personal handwriting, the postmark, etc. that snail mail has.
Two recent reads made liberal use of letters:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (I'm still recommending this one highly) is a story told through letters written shortly after WWII. I do love epistolary novels and this one was so well done.
On the nonfiction side, I just finished a biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, and the author made liberal use of letters Alice wrote and received -- covering over half a century.
I'm going to take the doll quilt off the wall today and work on it. I'm an expert at neglect.