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Feb 9, 2010

Abe Lincoln on Writing Letters

One of our American calendars tells me that this Friday, February 12th, is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Lincoln, the 16th President of the USA (1809-1865), is my favourite President for many reasons - his humble beginnings yet self-taught education, his role in the abolition of slavery in the USA, his unbending convictions for what is right and good (that ultimately led to his assassination), and his personal elegance and wit.

It turns out that he also had something to say about letter-writing. That's the icing on the cake for me, as correspondence has been a real passion of mine since I got my first penpal at the age of 10. In the photo, you can see me practicing the art of correspondence, by writing post cards this past summer. We were tenting at a national park in North Dakota that was named for another great President - Theodore Roosevelt.

But let me leave you with the great Abraham Lincoln's words of wisdom on letter-writing:

"Never let your correspondence fall behind."

I think I'll take that advice and sign off to go write some letters...care to join me? :-)


  1. Hi there! I just came across your blog, and I've been enjoying reading it! I hadn't heard that quote from Abe Lincoln, but I think I'm feeling inspired to work on my correspondence too! I used to have about ten pen-pals when I was twelve . . .
    I hope you don't mind if I follow you! :-)

  2. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  3. Writing letters is a passion of mine too! :).. I am glad we started writing each other! I love your letters!