There was a lot more letter writing going on mid century. I obviously didn't start writing letters in the fifties, but I did receive some baby mail when I was 1 and 2! By the 1970's I was in the peak of my letter writing days, after a few childhood moves. To celebrate the grand old days of the personal letter, I decided to write one of those friends I corresponded with in my teens.
First I tried an old typewriter. No good. The tape was dried out. Then I wrote on stationary and found my old sealing wax stamp. Knowing that clumpy things on envelopes probably are against mail regulations, I took the letter to the 48 year old Post Office in Richmond, TX where Jesse "El Cowboy" still hand cancels mail. He wasn't there, so I left my letter with an attached note. The counter was cluttered with boxes and envelopes and lots of notes like mine. Who knows if my friend will ever get her letter, or if it will still have sealing wax. Let me know, Dear Friend!
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014...My BYB!
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!