“I once wrote you a letter and you never replied, which makes me wonder if you ever received it. This time it's a more personal delivery - and I need a reply, even if it's not the one I want...." ~Juliet Archer, Persuade Me
When I opened the mailbox there was a letter that didn't have a stamp or a return address on the envelope. I opened the envelope and their a typed letter that said "It's been a while. I've missed you. Ill be at the shack next weekend of you want to get together." - Papa I after i read the letter my face had stiffened and I had become angry I didn't want to think about the shack ever good or bad I thought it was a bad joke that someone had signed it "papa"
How To Write Letters: A 19th-Century Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette
"Epistolary literature is valuable, in the first place, to the student of history and biography. ‘Nothing,” as Horace Walpole justly observes,’ gives so just an idea of an age as genuine letters . . . " from How To Write Letters: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette, 1876