The Letter

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. 


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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.


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Can you imagine, during the war,  how important it was to receive a letter

from your husband or loved one?


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Each and every letter begins with Dear Darling Wife…


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  There’s boxes of photo's, I would

guess they were all taken with this camera.


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The lady standing by the car is my mother in law…..the soldier shaking hands on the right is my father in law.


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Here’s a few things, around the house, that I use to add

a little ♥ touch.


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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.


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And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that


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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,

that is….

according to Mister Rogers.


I hope you have a lovely week…..until next time.


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Linda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a wonderful post!! I love that you have all those letters...I saved them all from my dear husband when he was in the Army and all the cards he's sent me since...wonderful memories! All the hearts you have tucked everywhere are a wonderful touch too!! Have a great day!!

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those colorful hearts brightened my day. I just love old letters and photos. When my mom passed away, I got three boxes of photos, and whenever I see an old black and white, I get so excited. The little bird on here is so sweet. Isn't that camera something else?
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Rosemary@villabarnes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a beautiful post. Love all the keepsakes, and the hearts. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. I've been checking out some of your posts. I'm a new follower on GFC, and Linky. I'll be back.

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