Friday, 8 January 2016

The Letter

Names have been changed but they do not alter the essence of this letter that H and I received. At first we could not figure out whose 'My Darlings' we could possibly be, but then the penny dropped. It is the sweetest of Christmas 'thank you' letters from one of our dear granddaughters

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  1. That is a really lovely letter from a very sweet grandchild! One to cherish.

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    1. I am pleased that you enjoyed reading it too

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  2. What a charming and affectionate granddaughter you have! And what a lovely letter to start the New Year with!

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  3. What a beautiful letter. It's a dying art but a letter is so much nicer than a text or email.

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    1. She certainly has her own unique way with words

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  4. I am speechless. I am thinking that reading that made your day. Somehow the saying: an apple doesn't fall far from the tree comes to mind.

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    1. Yes, you are right, it did make our day.

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  5. Oh!!!!!!!!! My heart is melting, so I can only imagine what a mess yours must have been in after reading that!!! It is so wonderful and lovely and how wonderful too to get a thank you letter in this day and age! Just perfect!!! xx

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  6. Such a lovely letter, Rosemary! And so well written - and the mix of a present and money is always enjoyable - they know quite well, what they want - and boots you have to buy on your own.
    Grandchildren - wonderful (We still have to wait, husband is even more impatient than I). That sort of helleborus is my favourite one! Had some of them in my garden - miss them.

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    1. I am looking forward to seeing her in the new boots - grandchildren are a blessing - the Helleborus should not be in full flower at the moment but are and are even already beginning to make seed - very strange.

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  7. Oh, what a sweet letter and so appreciative. Grandchildren are such a joy!

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  8. How charming Rosemary. I loved that the "pencil ends were incredibly useful".
    And, I am so envious. Your Helleborus niger are blooming in your garden? Mine are still under several feet of snow. I won't see them for another month.

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    1. I don't know what is going on with the Helleborus Gina, some are already making seed. I have never had them to fully open so early in the year before.

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  9. Beautiful letter. How nice to have a "physical" thank you from a beloved granddaughter. So nice to read and re-read, especially on a cold wintry morning.

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    1. Every time I read it I get a warm glow.

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  10. How sweet and incredibly thoughtful.

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    1. She and all the grandchildren are very special to us

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  11. It's a delightful letter phrased so beautifully, Rosemary.

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    1. It put a big smile on our faces Linda

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  12. Hello Rosemary,
    What a joyful, enthusiastic letter. She is a treasure. A very special letter indeed.

    Helen xx

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    1. Hello Helen - As the Irish saying goes, she has warmed the cockles of our heart

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  13. Such a lovely letter, it's good to see that your younger generation are still carrying it on. Sarah x

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    1. It is interesting just how much pleasure a few well chosen words can bring

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  14. That is such a lovely letter with great appreciation of your gifts to her. Always wonderful to receive such a letter.

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    1. I think that it is one the keep Margaret.

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  15. How sweet and touching ...and unusual now a days to receive a letter ( by snail mail I suppose ). A treasure.

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    1. You are right it is a treasure Jane and so is she too.

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  16. What a lovely sweet letter, it must have really warmed the cockles of your heart on a cold winter's day.
    Love the photo of the flowers too!

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    1. You are right Wendy and the Helleborus should not really be in full flower at this time of year. It is all to do with the strange weather that we are experiencing at the moment.

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  17. Hello Rosemary, I don't think this post is displaying correctly, but the comments indicate a charming letter was written by your granddaughter. That doesn't surprise me--another instance of the apple (or in this case grand-apple) not falling far from the tree.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I am wondering whether my post not displaying correctly is a one off or whether it has happened before?
      Our granddaughter certainly wrote us a letter that we enjoyed receiving, one which also put a smile on our faces.

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  18. This is so lovely!! She clearly is a special young lady. You and H must be very proud!!

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    1. Yes, we love her dearly, as we do our other four grandchildren too - they are all a blessing

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  19. Such a charming letter - so often these days thanks are only sent by email which isn't quite the same. Every year when we were children we had to sit down and write our thank you's which my brother and I hated and usually wrote the same thing to everyone.

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    1. I have those same memories as you, and I am sure that my own sons do too.

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  20. The old-fashioned paper letters are just wonderful to receive. There are people who do not receive them anymore (when you have all the emails and so on). But luckily my daughter will send sometimes the letter to me from Switzerland.
    Your letter was wonderful. You need to happy you have such a lovely grandchildren.

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    1. It is lovely that your daughter takes time to write to you from Switzerland it is especially nice when members of the family are living away in other countries.

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  21. What precious letter to keep Rosemary!
    Isn't it good to see that letter writing is still alive and not a thing of the past as others claimed.
    My ten year old granddaughter loves writing too! When I see nice sets of cards and writing pads, I send them to her.
    In no time I receive a newsy letter telling me all about what's happening in France.
    I re-read her letters over and over again - I don't do this with emails!
    Restores my faith in gentile ways that are slipping away.
    Shane

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    1. You are right Shane so many things are done completely differently today - things that we probably took for granted no longer happen anymore.
      We both enjoyed this letter so much - it put smiles on our faces and gave us a warm hug.

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  22. I'm so glad your granddaughter has been taught and encouraged to write proper thank-you letters. This is delightful, Rosemary. Our son showed me the thank-you letter he'd received from his nephew, our 16 year-old grandson, and it too was so well-written and interesting.

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    1. We gained so much pleasure from this letter, it gave us a big hug and made us smile. Selfishly I wanted to keep the letter safe so that I could re-read it again from time to time here.

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