I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this yet:
I have long been in the habit of sending postcards to my nephew, Alex, when I travel. When he was very small, it was mostly an excuse to send him snail mail of his very own. Like on Blue’s Clues. Later, I decided that it might be a way to spark an interest in geography. And finally, I wanted him to remember my existence when I am on the road a lot and not seeing him. These days, the postcards include his sisters.
A couple of weeks ago, Alex and his family went on a road trip to Hershey, PA. The first stop was in Ohio, and I received this:
It says, “Dear Aunt Anne, We liked the bust of Walter Payton. See you soon. Alex”
People, this is the best piece of mail I have ever received.