Once they start writing….Posted by Operation Write Home on Feb 26, 2013 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Soldier | 10 comments
I just wanted to let you know that we received the cards that you sent. Thanks for the picture of PFC Ciara, she is a cute dog. I love how goldies get grey around their eyes and nose.
Please tell the folks who make the cards how much we appreciate them. I know that my friends and family enjoy receiving them. I have to force some of my soldiers (young guys these days) to write home. It is kind of funny with email and facebook, people just don’t send letter often, but I have found once they start writing the card, they usually end up flipping it over to the back or add a sheet of paper to get in all that they wanted to say. I even have guys that have been asking me for cards to send home, so great success.
PS I have many letters that my grandparents wrote to each other during WWII and it really gives me insight on how they thought about life and each other. They are some of my most prized possessions. I would rather 60 years from now, my grandchildren read actual letters than sorting through my email.