AnchoredScraps Thursday Mail bag is today’s topic! Today we have a Mail Bag full of great items to share as a result of emails received from AnchoredScraps.com email blog subscribers this week. There is a very touching letter by Lincoln, another Thunderbird, and Turtle Mail!
AnchoredScraps Thursday Mail bag
In follow-up to Presidents Day and Presidential Letters on Monday – my dear friend who loves horses – sent in a email with a link to a very touching civil war correspondence from Lincoln December 23, 1862.
The letter – “ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S FAMOUS CIVIL WAR CONDOLENCE LETTER TO YOUNG FANNY MCCULLOUGH ABOUT DEATH, LOSS AND MEMORY” – is posted at the The Shapell Manuscript Foundation and introduces the letter: “By the end of 1862, the tragic immensity of the war’s carnage had settled into fact, and Lincoln had already written a number of painful letters of consolation. None, however, spoke more eloquently to the searing devastation of loss, and the haunting promise of solace, than the 166 words he penned to twenty-two year old Fanny McCullough here…”
In response to Tuesday’s blog post Thunderbird email by Mozilla (and 1955 Ford Thunderbird stamp) – my local stamp club friend sent in this photo of the 32cents 1997 Air Force Thunderbirds Stamp.
Over at the Postal Museum web site they have in their Stamps Take Flight a nice article Air Force Thunderbirds Stamp about the Air Force 50th Anniversary stamp which showcased the Thunderbirds jet demonstration squad.
And today hot off the press – over at Today Parents – I received from my scrapbooking buddy, this fun article on Turtle Mail!
This includes a short video showing how it works – “Turtle Mail: The kid’s toy that lets kids enjoy the excitement of US postal mail”.
From this article over at Wired “Turtle Mail Toy Lets Today’s Kids Experience the Thrill of Snail Mail”:
“IF YOU HAVE a kid, it is very possible they will never know the joy of receiving a handwritten letter. Email hasn’t totally replaced snail mail, but for most of us, the mailbox is for bills and Amazon deliveries.
Some new up-and-coming toy designers, who are also new parents, don’t want that to be the case. Turtle Mail is a small wooden toy mailbox for kids that prints messages sent via Wi-Fi from its web or desktop app (there isn’t a mobile app yet, but the web app works on mobile).”
Thank you very much to these three great friends for making the time to share! Wishing you a great Thursday and have please continue to send to me your mail, snail mail, stamps, encouraging letter writing finds!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —
Sincere and heartfelt thanks to my three friends who sent in their items this week!
Image above and excerpt from Postal Museum Air Force Thunderbirds Stamp
Image above and excerpt from Wired “Turtle Mail Toy Lets Today’s Kids Experience the Thrill of Snail Mail”