My Aunt Irene passed the 'Keeper of Family History' to me many years ago when she learned I was interested in our Family Geneology. Irene was my Daddy's oldest sister and I thought her quite eccentric. You see she lived in California and was a recycler before 'GoingGreen' had even hit the EcoMinds of today.
I remember my Daddy receiving her letters in large manilla envelopes with marked out magazine return addresses and Irene's California address written under them. If I was the one who went to the Post Office and one of her 'Novels' had come, I got to give the PostMistress the card and sign for the too big envelope to fit in our box. How Eccentric!!!!
The letter was a 'Time Capsule' with a page or two written one day, another paragraph or two a day later, and a month later....signed and mailed. Her letters were a combination of hand written and typed pages on the backs of homework notebook paper or junk mail. How Eccentric!!!!
I know, you are eyeing this photo and thinking, "Who 'Keeps' this stuff???". My Mother!!! She's a 'Keeper', too.
Yep, it's the envelopes from Irene with her collection of stamps. These from December 1980 when it cost 67 cents to send a Novela, and March 1985 when 'Domestic Mail' stamps were priceless. Even more priceless to me is the figuring my Dad did on his sisters envelope....he was a recycler, too! How Eccentric!!!