52 Weeks, 52 Letters Project — Week 14

by Katy on April 9, 2011 · 4 comments

Photo courtesy of The Frugal Girl

Week fourteen of the 52 Weeks, 52 Letters Project is upon us, and I just wrote up a letter to my friend Barbara who lives in Boston. She had been the recipient of a previous letter and made the mistake of reciprocating and thus became this week’s victim. 😉

Barbara and I were part of the same social circle in high school through Young Judea, and spent the year afterwards in Israel together. We had completely lost touch until a couple years back, and it has been wonderful to have her back in my life. Two adults, sadly 3000 miles apart, but still with a close connection. I love you Barbara!

I think I’m finally getting in the groove of handwritten letters, as they no longer feels stiff and awkward to compose. Something I no longer have to force onto myself. (Although really, 2011 may have to be known at the year I realized that my handwriting was beyond redemption. It is so truly awful!)

Have you been sending letters for 2011? Please note that this is not a challenge that had to be started on January 1st, so please jump in at any time.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jude April 10, 2011 at 10:51 am

This week I’m writing to my mother. She doesn’t do email, so she’ll be a frequent recipient of handwritten letters.


Heather April 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm

This week I am sending a letter to my niece. She is 9 and was just admitted to the hospital. I think she could use some mail.


Barb @ 1 Sentence Diary April 11, 2011 at 8:58 am

I’m sure your friend will enjoy receiving another letter. 🙂 It felt so “retro” when I started writing, but once I got started I just got right into the swing of it. I loved the freedom of just writing, without feeling a need to go back and edit (as I often do with emails).

I’m thinking that I should start writing my great-aunt. She doesn’t do emails, either, and phone calls are sometimes difficult to co-orindate.


Stephanie April 12, 2011 at 3:59 am

What a lovely idea! I haven’t sent a handwritten letter through the mail in ages. I find that when I do write, I feel like I should draw little emoticons. It makes me realize that I’m depending too little on the actual WORDS, if I have to use punctuation marks to show that I’m smiling. Anyway, I may join you in this challenge! I’m new-ish to your blog and I love it so far.


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