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Runnin_Ute

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Saw this on nbc.com today. Family doing some remodeling in the attic of their home finds WWI era love letters in the walls. Very cool.

 

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/family-uncovers-wwi-era-love-letters-attic-n82201

 

 

Brad

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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Once you read some such as these, you will realize how special and personal the writer's fountain pen has been.

Any heirloom pen has been home to the owner's soul.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !

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I have my great-grandparent's love letters. I also have the love letters of their son and his later bride - my grandparents. My mother kept her and my dad's love letters, but she burnt them a while ago, feeling that it was just time to let all that enthusiastic drama evaporate.

 

A friend observed the other day that someone probably treasures the love letters I wrote with my fountain pens. For a moment I was speechless at the thought. And then just laughed. There's a small package, tied with twine in one of my memorabilia boxes and I certainly hope nobody ever finds them when I'm gone... LOL

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”

― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

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I find it hard to understand why anyone would stash old letters in the walls of a house. The papers I consider valuable I keep in a "fierproof" box, ready for a grab-and-dash in case of fire.

Can a calculator understand a cash register?

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This makes me feel stupid for not using Noodler's bulletproof inks for the love letters I sent to my sweetheart. Hmmm, better switch to Noodler's Black.

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