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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Are you checking your electronic mail?

I needed a non-digital picture the other day **gasp**.  I know, I know.  A baby picture of middle G. for her yearbook.  I didn't go digital until the middle of 2004 so all of the kids baby pics are on film.

Hubby said he had one in a shoebox inside his closet.  **gasp** A shoebox!

I went searching.

Turns out pictures aren't the only thing he keeps in this shoebox. He also keeps letters and cards and other memoribilia.

I found a typewritten letter from me.  I couldn't stop myself from reading it.

I'm living three hours away from him.  I'm working full-time but living at home; he is at college.

I talked about old friends.  One who died suddenly at 29 but who I was still close with at the time of this letter.  I pondered Christmas gifts for them.  I asked about the weather.  I relayed silly events at work and at home.  Then I asked the question that stood out the most...

"Do you ever check your electronic mail?  Your sister said she mailed you some from campus but she never heard back from you.  I told her you probably didn't have time for that but said I would check with you.  If you are checking your electronic mail, maybe I can could go to the campus with your sister and send you some.  Let me know."

The kicker is that this letter was dated November 1994. 

Sometimes it's shocking how much has changed since then.

6 random thoughts:

Gina said...

Hee hee, your electronic mail. I love it.

Steven Anthony said...

how cool he keeps stuff like that....and you are right, it frightens me sometimes how much has changed in my lifetime...


Becca said...

HA! THat is soooo funny. I love that you said "electronic mail" too! And to think what will be going on 10 years from now?!?!

Jenners said...

So funny!! And how awesome that he saved it. I love finding stuff like that ... and to think you TYPED A LETTER!!! Hee hee.

Janis said...

That is so cool. We tell our kids things like that all the time. Like when we were growing up there were 3 channels and ETV. Mama & Daddy didn't buy their first microwave until after I was married - now houses and apartments come with them. Cell phones were car phones in a bag with a cord and a plug for the cigarette lighter and it didn't work outside of the car. Pong was a huge hit! Computers took up whole rooms, not a small space on your desk. LOL Changes are remarkable, but what I really want to know is..... where is my flying car?! I mean it is 2010 already. Geez. :)

septembermom said...

That is funny!! Things have changed. My kids saw a picture of me with a typewriter. They looked at me like I was Wilma Flintstone!

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