Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Mail Walk About

When I was a little girl, I spent many summers at my Grandparents farm in Missouri.
We were the "city kids," but we spent our summers running free on that beautiful farm.
We fished with coffee cans at the creek and ran around barefooted and scantily clothed.
It was paradise, to me.
Everyday, my sister Annie and I would walk down the dirt road to the mailbox.

Always hoping for some happy mail.
We would sing and talk about little girl things.
We would mooooo at the cows and pick up pretty rocks.

Then we would walk back, carrying our Grandparents' mail.
I always felt like such a grown up when I walked to that mail box.
So official.

We would pass Grandpa's work shed and then the barn and then we would walk up the tiny hill to the farmhouse...

and my dear sweet Grandma and Grandpa would greet us.
Those were happy times and I wish I could go back.
But we can, in a little tiny way.

I recently acquired a pen pal, and I've been thinking about what to write this new friend.

I'm taking on a project, that is if you wish to be involved.
I want to write you a letter.
A little piece of happy mail for you to walk to your mailbox and find.
Are you in?

If so, comment with your name and email address and I will email you for your address.

Fritzi Marie

p.s. Bono Baby will pick our giveaway winner tomorrow night.
Don't forget to enter.


Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

this is the sweetest post, kat. I love the picture of your grandparents. <3

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

Hi Kat!
The mail is probably waiting for me at my parents' home! That is the address you have, and I haven't been there in over a week, but will be there in a couple of days! You are so sweet! Can't wait to get it. :)

lindsey said...

count me in!!!


Kristen said...

I love this...can my penpal be Bradley Cooper or Gerard Butler please?

Unknown said...

Love the farm pictures. I've been on the road for so many years, I feel like those pictures are also part of my life.

"the only part i don't like are the bugs".



Unknown said...

I'm TOTALLY IN!!! I think you have my address already dearest :)

Anonymous said... nostalgic....I want to cry. And to think, I grew up there in that lush,green, beautifully landscaped farmland. How very blessed I was.....I wish you children could have spent more time some ways it was magical. I love you, Momm

Unknown said...

I got your thank you card today in the mail... I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! stay warm kitty!!!

Claire Nouveau said...

this is the sweetest post ever. all the photos are so beautiful and your grandparents are SO adorable! :) i would love to trade snail mail with you :) my email is clairenouveau(at)gmail(dot)com
Mamushka Marie

felicia said...

i spent the summer with my grandparents too. those were the best days of my life. sigh.
oh what joy those day brought. x

felicia said...

oh! and i would SO SO SO SO SO love to receive a letter from you. can you be bothered to mail it overseas?

if so:

lots of love!

Kitty said...

Dear Felicia,

I LOVE sending international mail.

Fritzi Marie