Sunday, November 28, 2010

Something Hand Written, Almost History


Citizen posted advertisements ... for jobs and livestock. Colonial Williamsburg.
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"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium." ~ Norbet Platt
Beautifully hand written Christmas cards addressed with style, small notes tucked away between the sandwich and cookies in a loved one's lunch, letters between friends to keep up with happenings far away, hand written signs offering "LEMONADE - 5¢ A GLASS" on a hot summer day; all reminders of a time now long past when things did not move with the speed of digital and "you've got mail" was what your mother said when a card came from Aunt Mary Katherine. Then we watched for the mailman with anticipation. Now there are e-mails, texting, e-cards and all things instantaneously sent back and forth. Technology is "grand", but there is still something to be said for a hand written note or card with neat and lovely penmanship that is special... personal... you can tuck it away in a keepsake box and experience the joy over and over. Yes, there is something warm and endearing about a few words written by hand.

These notes, worn by rain and wind and all the elements appear as they would have in Colonial times.. on a board outside the general store. They are symbols of the Photo Hunt for this week... "written". I also love how the wood grain stands out in the sepia monochrome look.

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Saturday Photo Hunt
Carmi's Theme ~ Sepia
Sepia Scenes #111

7 comments:

Randi, Sweden said...

<span>What a great shot, love it!</span>

Ginny Hartzler said...

You are so right! No one writes notes or letters anymore. It is becoming a lost art. I still have many boxes of beautiful stationary, I used to kind of collect them, and then always enjoyed sending them to friends from time to time. I guess the stationary business is about to go bankrupt!

Sandra said...

the photo is wonderful. and the trip back in time is good also. I like the will swap 4 mules for good plough horses. I know daddy used mules, so they must mean those big belguim horses like my husbands grand father used in PA. this really fits the Written theme well.
I laughed and laughed at your comment about Nyssa and her long I sounds. that is so me. when I say eye it sounds like I. and in words with I sound, i drag them out. hubby always makes sure to mimic me with my I sounds. that one thing has not changed at all.

colleen said...

My cork bulletin board looks a little like that, only messier.  I don't get much good mail from the postman much anymore though.  http://looseleafnotes.com

Rambling Woods said...

I know....I raised my daughter to write thank-you notes and she still does...but of course if I wanted to get any kind of regular up-dates, I had to get texting on my phone to get..."Hi Mom..hope you had a good day, I am going to sleep now....I love you.....

Lisa said...

Nice sepia-picture

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DeLiderata said...

<span>wow, what a creative framing! so much for these papers and the narratives </span>