Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday's Evening Post


Are you having a "could-be-better day?" We've all had them, and we wouldn't wish them on our best enemy. We wouldn't even wish one on our worst enemy, if we had one. Right? Well, Patty, over at Just Letter Rip had surgery again. She's in rehab and she's thriving, but since we all know mail is the best medicine that comes in paper form--second only to written prescriptions for pain and discharge papers--she can use as many doses as we can manage. You don't even have to run to her blog for to get an address. I have it right here:

Patty Davidson
158 Greek Miller Road
Crockett, VA 24323

Let's make it rain! Thanks in advance! Be well, Patty.


Pamela, thanks for the yums! Fun mail is better than a cupcake. It's delicious and doesn't settle on the hips. I've been craving yellow batter cupcakes with buttercream frosting! Katy being too hot for  an oven at 350 degrees is a good thing. Langston Hughes stamps? How nice! He reminds me of William Powell in that fedora. 


I have not figured out how The Mangler managed to tear a hole in a vellum envelope. It's a head-scratcher for sure. The back bears scars as well although the internal goodness remained intact. Does the USPS have a complaint department? As if it matters. No matter.   I enjoyed what lay beyond the flap. Sure wish I could fold like that. It's better than knowing how to play Texas Hold 'em. Because it rhymes with fold 'em. (groan) There's something in each little fold! How clever-clever! I intend to learn how you do that.

If I still had a Bucket List, attending one of your workshops and this, http://16sparrows.typepad.com/16sparrows/2014/06/fun-with-sunprints.html would be near the top. I found my Sun Print kit Erin gave me, made plans to make prints with Alex this weekend, but even best-laid-plans often go the same way as good intentions. There's always tomorrow or "some other time." Good ideas never die, they simply wait for their resurrection. (Big grin with tongue in cheek.)


This yellow fellow (the sun) permanently shines on a page in FLOW, the phantom magazine for paper lovers. His message feels appropriate somehow. Summer is a great time to cultivate new, burgeoning, and mature pen friendships. So, write on! Happy Summer!  


P.S. There's more than one way to skin a fish! More mail goes out on Monday. Making envelopes is a surefire way to prime a letter-writing pump.



10 comments:

  1. Wow! The USPS really did trash that vellum envelope.Love those Limner Poste artistamps -- you making them?

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    1. Pamela, some people, such as family members, often ask why I wrap packages so securely. I tell them what I learned when I worked a the mail room. We should think about what might tear or unwrap when handled. I get too many damaged packages, damaged items, mangled magazines, etc., for me not to take care with even envelopes. The Mangler lives! :)

      No, no, noooo. I did not make the artist amps. Wish I had though. LOL. The genius, Elle is the creator. Glad you like them. :) She should hang a shingle, huh?

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  2. I just had a letter from her a few weeks ago and sent a reply last week. I will send a card this week, thanks for the heads up. I also have a letter going out to you on Monday :-)

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    1. Jackie, you're a dear! I know she admires your talent as much as I do, and she had to have loved what ever you sent. :) Thank you. I apologize for just getting around to posting and replying to comments. I could not do it before now.

      Be well.

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  3. I love your envelope art, I truly do!

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    1. Susan, I feel the same way about your writing style. :) Thanks for the compliment though.

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  4. Sent it. I needed a letter for Monday's mail!

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    1. Cynthia, thank you for being a good pen friend. I appreciate your kindness and I know our friend was touched.

      Be well.

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  5. It was very thoughtful of you to let us know that Patty is recovering from surgery and needs mail! I will get right on it! Big hugs to you Limner, you are a peach!

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    1. Big hugs back to you, Elle! I thank you for responding to the need. I know Patty was touched by everyone's kindness and healing thoughts. I'm sorry it has taken me over two months to respond, but please know that I would have done it sooner if I could have. The top of the hill is forever in sight, and I keep moving ever upward. See you soon.

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