On April 30th Louisiana celebrates its 200th birthday. On that same day the bicentennial stamp will be released with my photograph of Flat Lake Sunset. I say that makes it a perfect day to write a letter or two or ten. Write your mother, write your grand kids or write an old high school chum. Ban and boycott email for the day and write letters. Do all you kids, teenagers, and young adults realize how much your grandmother would appreciate a letter?
|First Day of Issue envelope available for purchase at cclockwood.bigcartel.com|
My grandmother so appreciated every letter I wrote her, she responded immediately and sometimes even corrected my grammar, as she was an English teacher for 40 years. Early in my career, I would send letters to magazines querying them to run my newest pictures. What a delight it was to open my mailbox and see National Geographic or Smithsonian on the return address. I would open with anticipation, hoping that they did want to use my photographs.
|At the local Post Office mailing a letter|
So take a day off from email, start now and write a stack of letters. On April 30th go to the Post Office and get a few Louisiana Bicentennial stamps, you don't have to lick, just stick’em and mail. Grandma will be delighted.
No email on April 30th.
By the way, Flat Lake Sunset is my favorite picture and I am proud to have it on a USPS stamp.