Friday, July 15, 2011

earliest known envelope

yup. this is from 1956. and i wrote it. my mom did not save everything, but she did save this. it must be one of the first envelopes i ever addressed. the letter that was inside will pop up one of these days. even at 4 years old, i knew to address adults as mr. or mrs.


  1. I love that you wrote "Mr."! And stamped the wrong side of the envelope (with a charity stamp.) Wonder what you asked him for.

  2. PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. the letter...and what i asked for...will be posted in a couple days. i am so glad that my mom saved this letter. little did she know that i had a future in mail...and she is the one who gave me the stamp. she would not have wasted a 4-cent stamp at that point in my life. we still reflect on how desperate i was to get a hold of paper and how she rationed it...and how i was so happy when there was junk mail, as i could entertain myself with scissors and junk mail for hours.