We put a “hold” on our mail while we were away for the last couple of weeks, and it was all delivered in bulk yesterday. Nestled amongst all the boring stuff like bills, bank statements and the like was a parcel from my pen friend Carol from South Dakota. It’s always a thrill to get some real mail, isn’t it? The parcel was a delayed Christmas gift, as Carol waited until she had our new address before sending it on.
Inside the parcel was one of those handy thread catcher bags, a pretty Christmas inspired quilt block and a sparkly lanyard in red white and blue, the colours of USA. These lanyards are the latest thing in USA, I’m told, and the ladies hang their small scissors on them when they go to classes. Thanks so much, Carol. We have been pen-friends for quite some years now and still love to write and receive letters.