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With our busy lifestyles nowadays, electronic communication alternatives such as cell-phones, texting and email have made letter-writing seem like such a daunting task for so many of us, if not a forgotten art altogether.
Yet in times of sorrow, few things are more appreciated than a handwritten note, which can be held and read by the recipient, then saved and re-read over and over again.
Those written words of caring, comfort and compassion meant the world to me - and now, nearly 50 years later, I still have those treasured cards and letters, kept safe in a special keepsake / memory box.
It comforts me to know that I can hold and read them again, whenever I feel the need.