As COVID-19 is continues to cause its havoc, we have been reaching out more to family. This week I posted this 'care' package to my sister who is locked down in Victoria.
When I was looking about for some nice stationary to write my note on I was pleased to find a bunch of pressed flower cards I had done many years ago - perfect.
The week earlier I received letter from my 99 year old Aunt and Uncle who live up in Queensland. They are reaching out to family just to make sure we are all doing OK. It was so lovely to receive a hand written letter in the mail, a rare thing these days.
I fondly remember the days when my Mum and Dad sent a letter every week, and I sent one to them too. That was when phone calls were expensive and we only got to visit them for a week once a year. It would be interesting history if I had kept them, but I didn't, other than a few from their later years. They contain newsy stuff about the goings on in the town and the church and what other family members were up to. When I was cleaning up after they passed on I found a few of my own letters among their papers which I have kept.
I decided to use another of the pressed flower cards to respond to my Aunt and Uncle.
Interestingly back when I was going through Mum and Dad's things I found a letter from this same Aunt to my Mum written when she was just a young girl during the war. Dad had taken his new girlfriend (soon to be fiancee) up from Melbourne to meet the family. The letter contained a frond of pressed maiden hair fern.