It’s a serious business.
It’s a serious business.
There are letters to the editor and then there are letters to the editor.
Letters Of Note, Shaun Usher’s compilation of fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos is brilliant. Here, he chooses his 11 favourite entries for BuzzFeed.
“You knew always when I hurt and you made comfort for me.” (via lettersofnote.com)
This is a project we can get behind. Via Snail Mail My Email.
And everything is written in CAPITAL LETTERS.
“Sir, things are becoming more and more difficult.”
“Kindly fire any motherf—er who hasn’t expressed alarm, because they don’t care about you.” Updated.
Let’s face it. Snapchatting someone just isn’t the same.
“I am still in a fever-fit of animal desire.” No kidding, dude.
Stop emailing, you guys.
I’m not a slow reader. It’s just that all the words and letters never want to sit still.
“I’ll fight for you always.”
This once again proves that astronauts are the coolest people around.
“Thank you, and I hope you choke.”
In 1933, Fitzgerald wrote an adorable letter to his daughter, who was away at camp. In it, he provided the secret to happiness.
Ol’ Uncle Joe wrote the second-grader back saying, “not only would our country be safer, it would be happier.”
Here’s what it might be like to be J.D.’s favorite fangirl as seen in new letters attained by The Morgan Library.
Dear son: I am appalled…that you have adopted Classics as a major…I almost puked on the way home today. Parents were hilariously harsh in the ’50s.
Yup… that about sums it up.
Customer service is getting younger.
It’s universal letter writing week. You could skip that e-mail in favor of a hand written note, but you’ll always feel inadequate after reading these sage bits of prose.
Frank had something of an impressive night last night. (via deadspin.)
This is just so on point. Good letter.
Gandhi wrote this amazing plea in 1939 to Adolph Hitler asking him to stop what he was doing.
Redditor hdadeathly’s sister is a news producer, and the meteorologist she works with this received this letter. [Ed. note: Aw, so cute that they’re generating bacon-laced Reddit-bait at such a young age these days. They grow up so fast!]
You gotta admit: it’s a really good excuse.
Councilman Mike Polensek don’t care! Here’s a letter sent by the Cleveland official to Arsenio Winston in 2007 after the 18-year-old was arrested for selling crack cocaine in Polensek’s neighborhood. Say what you will about Polensek’s tone, but his prescience? Well, there’s no denying that. (via Reddit)
This is my great-great grandmother’s autograph book. Her name was Grace. Here are some of the entries in her book, including a stamp from the man she would go on to marry.