Good Friday 2017 Letter Writing

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Good Friday 2017 Letter Writing
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On this Good Friday 2017 Letter Writing is on my mind as I look at a juxtaposition of my two previous Good Friday blog posts “The Old Rugged Cross” from 2015 and “St. Matthew Passion” from 2016.

Later this morning I’ll be sitting down to do some letter writing and scheduling a few Easter ecards with It will include making a pot of peppermint tea and enjoying having the day off for a three-day weekend. If you find yourself with some time today see if you can carve out a little bit of “me” time and write a few notecards and letters. I’m wanting to be sure to capture the sentiment on reflections of current events along with Easter wishes in the slower paced communications of handwriting my letter expressing my thoughts with a note that will still be around long after a phone call.

Of course, I’ll be having some music on in the background to listen and was remembering these two previous Good Friday blog posts from here at AnchoredScraps.

From my 2015 Good Friday post, The Old Rugged Cross

“With today being Good Friday a photo I had taken years ago came to mind.

The photo (upper left corner) was taken by me on March 31, 2001. It was while on Women’s Retreat with my Church and I was struck by the symbolism captured in the photo with the clothesline taking on the shape of a cross and all signs of laundry gone no longer needing to be washed.   The photo was tucked into my Retreat Scrapbook album and I knew that photo was in there! I took a digital photo of the 35mm print from my album today to include it here.

There are two songs I’ve been thinking of today: 1) “The Old Rugged Cross” – written in 1912 by George Bennard – performed by The Statler Brothers, one of my favorites; and 2) “Three Wooden Crosses” recorded by Randy Travis in 2002 and on his album Rise and Shine, written by Kim Williams and Doug Johnson. The album is one you will find yourself playing over and over.

I’m reminded that my love of these gospel songs is traced to both my Grandfather and Uncle. My Grandfather would love to sit by an old portable radio and I remember watching him sitting there listening to gospel hymns on his radio being sung by different quartets while tapping his foot and nodding his head. It’s one of my fondest memories of him. …”  To read the entire post: “The Old Rugged Cross”

From my 2016 Good Friday post, ““St. Matthew Passion” by Bach” 

“St. Matthew Passion” by Bach is our blog topic today on Good Friday 2016.

This intro sentence from a 2014 NPR Music Makers article caught my eye:

“Johann Sebastian Bach wrote his St. Matthew Passion for a single purpose — to present the Passion story in music at Good Friday vesper services.”
– from A Visitor’s Guide To Bach’s ‘St. Matthew Passion’.

“Bach’s Passion continues to move audiences nearly three centuries after it was first heard in St. Thomas’s Church in Leipzig, Germany. …”  To read the entire post: “St. Matthew Passion”

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Saturday blog post continuing with the Easter theme.  In the meantime see if you don’t find yourself pausing to enjoy some music and write a few letters today!


Good Friday 2017 Letter Writing Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today –

Image above © Romeo1232 | – Pile Of Old Airmail Letters Photo

Images and Excerpts from Helen Rittersporn daily blog posts:  “The Old Rugged Cross”, April 03, 2015;  “St. Matthew Passion” March 25, 2016.


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