Saturday, January 21, 2017

Made My Day


Surely some of you know how much I like letter openers. They're like hot clogs:  you can never have too many. So where was a letter opener when I really needed one??? I was in such a hurry to open it I used a serrated knife for goodness sakes! I will never neaten it up though. No, not ever. I like it just the way it is, because this is the last letter I'll have from my president. And I will never ever use that knife for food again. I'm gonna bronze that thing!


I apologize for the poor quality but low light is to blame. I won't share the full content of his last letter here; some words are meant to be savored in private. Hope. Hope, like prayer. is personal.

President Obama's staff have always answered my letters. They manage to say the right things in response to my queries and comments. Their words sound like his. And they use my first name. That makes me blush! Every single time. I feel like he really is talking to me. And here, he says, "Again, thank you for writing to me." Repetition reinforces a feeling of sincerity. 

This lovely letter would have arrived on Dr. King's birthday but for the fact that it was a holiday. Talk about serendipitous! Tuesday was good. 

I wonder which stamp he would have used if he could have chosen. Gosh! I'm giggling!

Thank you, Mr. President. You really made my day yesterday.

Sincerely sincere,



Limner




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    1. For real. Good mail is like medicine. Mail that moves me is like a cure. :)

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  2. We're sure going to miss him. sigh .....

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    1. I agree. Similar yet lovely sentiments from strangers and friends made me cry because it's true. It feels like someone blew out the candle called Hope. Then I realized he let us light our candle from his, and passed the light on until every candle was lit. It's enough to light up the world! Holy writ says, "Without hope the people perish." I bear Hope.

      Thank you.

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  3. I got the same letter. Mine arrived yesterday and I was thrilled!! So nice that he responded to all of us.

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    1. Mine came Tuesday but I found such comfort in it yesterday. I wish I'd written Mrs. Omaba. There's always another day to thank her for being who she was and is.

      I'm happier knowing you got one too. :) Yes, he IS nice. He reminds me of someone I know.

      Thank you, Cynthia.

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  4. That is fantastic -- lucky you! I will sure miss him.

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    1. Aw, gee. Thanks, I wrote to him several times and always got a response. So many people tell me they miss him. America has had few positive males who genuinely care for EVERYONE. He filled that void for many of us.

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  5. Limner -- guss what -- after reading your post this morning, I sat down and was reading the Sunday New York Times and found a wonderful article in the Times magazine all about the Obama mail room and letter writers! Do you get the NYTimes? Or should I mail you the article? I know you're going to want to read it. xi

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    1. Ah! I'd planned to use that article in tonight's post! LOL. I'd love the original NYT article though. I canceled my subscription last summer but read it online. It's not the same when I have to print an article to add it to a journal. Thank you! I just saw your comment! Sorry. I'm busy making books. LOL!

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  6. What a treasure. I always liked the fact that President Obama sat down and actually read some of the letters he received. That always made me like him that much more.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say. Had he read this I just know he'd have grinned so hard. Thank you, Anna.

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    2. Oops! I read this earlier in the day. Planned to save it for tonight's post but want to share it with you first. I like the idea of writing letters in pubs. :)
      https://publetters.com/2017/01/24/obamamail-and-beyond/

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