Thursday, August 25, 2016
The 1700s were a great time of letter writing in this country. The letters were very well thought out, and some could be several pages. Why? Well, the sender did not pay the postage. The one receiving the letter paid the postage. People did not want to write shallow, poorly written, trivial and dull letters if they cared about the person who would be receiving the letter. If you got the reputation for writing badly, people would cringe at the sight of the letter. Today, when I write someone I try to make it something that I hope is well thought out, personal, and worth reading. I am not so sure this goes on in the world of the internet. As for snail mail, it is going the way of the dinosaur.