Monday, August 7, 2017

What's good about Monday? Well, for one thing ..

It's a mail day! Surprise from a pen pen..absolutely delighted!
A letter and a few small presents!
I was so happy with this. I love a handwritten note. In a digital world, there is something nostalgic and heartwarming about receiving a handwritten note in the mail. A small, but special pleasure such as this would have been more than enough to brighten my day.  But wait, because there was more, a colorful flower bookmark and a little hand made tea bag holder. My pen pal made the tea bag holder with some Susan Branch fabric.  Maybe my new motto will be, have teabag, will travel! And of course, I won't forget a book. I just finished reading the highly recommended, 84 Charing Cross Road, about a 20 year relationship forged by mail between a bookseller in London and the author, Helen Hanff of New York. Although Helen never travelled to London, a warm and lasting friendship developed between the bookshop employees, their families and Helen. The book was adapted to a play, a movie starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins in 1987, and recorded for radio production in 2007 which starred Gillian Anderson and Denis Lawson. Now that I have finished the book, I will seek out the movie and radio versions.
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Don't you love this cover? Just like the international letters that I used to send and receive! Wishing you a day with some happy mail.
Happy Monday, mail day! 


  1. Enjoy your happy mail, there's nothing like loving post to brighten the day. I have added that book to my list, sounds great! Hugs, Valerie

  2. A wonderful surprise and on a dreary day, too.

  3. What delightful gifts. I am so impressed with your receiving a hand written note. And that book title DOES look a bit like an international letter. Happy Monday, Nan!

  4. Lovely happy mail! I had some nice things arrive this last week as well, but nothing as beautiful as that! Have a great week!

  5. You had a fantastic Monday. Actually its a good day to get fun mail since the starts the week off in a good way, but any day would be great getting arty mail I think.:) The book sounds really good to read-I added it to my Amazon wishlist. happy new week. Hugs-Erika

  6. Enjoy! And 84 Charing Cross Road...always a delight!