I love mail delivery time. I always have. I remember as a little girl, running down our lane to check the mail. I’d see the mail man come and I would race to get to the box first. We knew our mailman, he went to our church, and we thought that was pretty cool. Sometimes if he had a package too big to fit in the box at the end of the lane, he’d drive up and honk the horn, and someone would run out and get the package from him.
My friend Andrea Singarella posted a pic of these on Instagram – she was doing some cleaning out and decluttering and offered these up for sale. And I nabbed them. I love vintage ornaments and the two strawberries in this batch will always make me think of Andrea as she loves strawberries.
Did you write letters when you were young? I did. We didn’t have cell phones or iPods we could text our friends on. We called on the phone if it wasn’t long distance and if it was long distance we wrote letters. A cousin and I who lived just a few miles apart would write letters even though we talked on the phone all the time. I loved talking on the phone as much as I loved getting the mail!
I remember asking to answer the phone when it rang at a very young age. And fussing with my sister over who got to answer it when she was also old enough.
My girls have never done that. My oldest wouldn’t answer the phone when I wanted her to! And now we don’t even have a home phone and my younger two don’t even remember a home phone ringing. It’s been long enough that my teen doesn’t even know what it’s like to have a home phone number. When she went in to get her permit and they asked for a phone number she told them she didn’t have a phone! It took me by surprise a bit, and was so weird when it hit me that she really doesn’t have a phone! In my day everyone had a phone – the home phone belonged to everyone who lived there and that was the number you gave out when asked for a phone number.
Not for our kids generation! No home phone rings and they don’t have a phone so therefore no phone number 😀
Now I know that most kids out there have a phone by the time they are getting their permit to drive a car. And I totally understand that for most people it becomes necessary for their kids to have a phone much sooner than we have had to get one for our daughter. She’s probably the oldest teen in our area to not have a phone. But so far it has not been an absolute necessity so we haven’t pulled that trigger yet.
Back to the packages in the mail – look how wonderfully Andrea packaged my ornaments? Each one individually wrapped and boxed up so securely. If you need to ship out fragile items you can take some tips from her!
Andrea makes some of the best jewelry. I love her style. She included this awesome pair of earrings with the ornaments! I’m so thrilled! I love them! I have a necklace she made from a couple of years ago these are going to be great with it. Thanks so much Andrea!
So how about you? Do you like packages in the mail? Did you or do you still write letters? Do you still have a home phone or have you given it up for a cell phone only?
Another little tidbit – as much as I loved talking on the phone as a young girl and teen, I really don’t like it much now. I MUCH prefer to text 😀
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