Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly. It’s disappearing. My mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And there’s something visceral about opening a letter – I see her on the page. I see her in her handwriting.
RUDE Girl recently read and posted on our Facebook blog at Rude Record, an article about how Richard Branson from Virgin Airlines was lamenting the demise of penmanship and letter writing.
I posted a comment about how a person in his 30s had made a comment about quaintness, when he saw that I was writing his mobile phone number down in a little notebook. I am guessing his expectation was that I would add his number directly into my Smartphone. A bit difficult when I do not own a Smartphone.
After reading the Branson article, I immediately knew this week’s blog post would be about my fountain pens and writing paraphernalia. Of course everything is recycled, having been saved from landfill fate.
I also felt like sharing some of my personal collection of cards and letters [x2 photos above]
Here is the link to the little video I made about my writing stuff. Enjoy taking a peek at my writing paraphernalia.
Wordpress has just notified Rude Record that we have been blogging for two years. That’s pretty cool. Thank you to all of you who have been following us. We love sharing our frugal lifestyle with you. A weekly blog post keeps us true to our mission and your comments inspire us to keep sharing the joy of frugality.
Beat The [Tech] Man and refuse to let the art of penmanship and letter writing fade away. Write a letter to someone special today!
PS As I am writing this Australia Post [AP] has announced it will be raising the cost of a stamp from 70 cents to $1.00 in January 2016. According to AP the lack of snail mail has contributed to this cost rise. RUDE tends to think the incredibly monstrous salary of its CEO may also be a factor.