Monday, February 2, 2009

darling lottie

Letter (message): A letter is a written message from one person to another. Letters, especially a regular exchange between two persons, represent a kind of humanly communication and mutual friendship. - Wikipedia
From a collection of letters between my g.g.grandfather and g.g.grandmother.

At My Room
4:15, March 19, 1896

Darling Lottie,

I have just come to my room, and found in it the nicest flower possible. I can not tell you how glad I am to have it and how much I am thankful to you for it. Its spotless whiteness typifies innocence, while the green leaf is typical of immortality and perpetually renewed beauty.

Thank you, darling.
I'll have plenty of time to call this evening and was preparing to come see you.

Ever True,
From 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff:

To Helene Hanff, with best wishes and a grateful thanks for many kindnesses from all at 84, Charing Cross Road, London, April, 1951.

Inscription inside borrowed book:
Like this book, you represent the best of friendship.
From The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Written by an author to her publisher.

11th January, 1946

Dear Sidney,

Yes, lovely - can it be somewhere on the river? I want oysters and champagne and roast beef, if obtainable; if not, a chicken will do. I am very happy that Izzy's sales are good. Are they good enough that I don't have to pack a bag and leave London?
Since you and S&S have turned me into a moderately successful author, dinner must be my treat.


P.S. I did not throw "The Sheperd Boy Sings in the Valley of Humiliation" at the audience. I threw it at the elocution mistress. I meant to cast it at her feet, but I missed.


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