Remember the Box Tops?
The Letter" is a song written by Wayne Carson Thompson and made famous by The Box Tops and their singer, Alex Chilton,
released in 1967 on the album of the same name. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
and number five on the UK singles chart. The song was popular during the Vietnam War
and was also included in the computer game Battlefield Vietnam. Rolling Stone ranked it #363
on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
This was one of my all time favorites back in the day.
I pulled out a few letters, amongst many others, that we found tucked away in an upstairs closet.
It’s hard to believe that after living in this house for over 40 years we are just now discovering a shoe box full of letters.
I think my mother in law must have kept every single letter she received from her husband during the war.
I’m sure she wouldn’t mind if I shared a tidbit or so, especially, since it’s so close to Valentines Day.
Can you imagine, during the war, how important it was to receive a letter
from your husband or loved one?
Each and every letter begins with Dear Darling Wife…
There’s boxes of photo's, I would
guess they were all taken with this camera.
The lady standing by the car is my mother in law…..the soldier shaking hands on the right is my father in law.
Here’s a few things, around the house, that I use to add
a little ♥ touch.
Deep within us…. no matter who we are…
there lives a feeling of wanting to be loveable……
of wanting to be the kind of person that others
like to be with.
And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that
they are loved and capable of loving.
To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly
the way he or she is, right here and now,
according to Mister Rogers.
I hope you have a lovely week…..until next time.
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