Day 16 #Loveuary ❤ – Love Letters

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Love letters… truly feel like a thing of the past.

But before we had Snapchat and WhatsApp, before text messages and mobile phones, even before the internet and emails, and prior to each house having a landline, which other method of communication was there, other than letters? A telegram was usually reserved for bad news, but the advent of a letter, eagerly awaited for, would turn a young lover’s day upside down.

I remember when Hubby Dearest and I were courting, and I moved back home, putting a three-hour distance between us, we would spend hours on the phone, and exchanging texts. But the highlight of my week was receiving a letter or a card from him, and then crafting a romantic reply. I loved the feel of a letter in my hand, knowing I could reread it at any time. In fact, I have a box full of our correspondence still. One day, I may allow my children to read them, but not yet!

I can’t speak for my In-laws but I know my parents had that element of romance in their post-engagement courtship too. It warms my heart each time I think of the fact that my Pops still keeps one of my mum’s letters to him, in his wallet. A little plastic pocket with a letter, the words of a poem that my mum wrote visible, and a flower she sent in the letter all in his wallet. He laughs that he keeps mum close to his bum at all times, but in reality, how romantic is that? Over 45 years, he’s kept it! So sweet!

If there are any youngsters out there reading this, I can only say one thing. Please keep writing love letters. They are the epitome of romance in my eyes! Not pictures of your anatomy sent by Snapchat!

I write to you a letter
And within it, enclose my heart
My wishes for our future
And my dreams that we never do part
I send to you a love song
The words meaning so much
They tell you what you mean to me
Your heart, I hope, They touch
I pen some lines of poetry
My feelings written in verse
Just so you know I’m there for you
For better or for worse
I post inside a flower
The fragrance still just there
So you can smell the scent of it
And know I’ll always care
I write to you a letter
As, each week, I do
And hope you know how much you mean
I truly do love you

Ritu 2017

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Remember, feel free to take part in #Loveuary! Just ping back to the daily post, as in this one for today! And if you are at a loss for a prompt, then visit my rules post here for a list of prompt suggestions!

57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy E Martin
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 18:46:47

    How lovely.Nothing beats the fact that someone has sat down and put pen to paper, pouring out their feelings for you, The joy of opening up the letter and reading their words that can be kept close to your heart (or bum as the case may be)! 🙂

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  2. shanjeniah
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 05:36:21

    Lovely! Your dad sounds like a fun, happy, romantic man! =)

    I’ve got a bit of romance today….

    http://shanjeniahslovelychaos.com/lovely-chaos-blog/2017/2/16/ill-bring-tissues-loveuary-day-sixteen

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  3. Tikeetha T
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 17:10:46

    Love this idea.

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  4. syl65
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 16:46:25

    Those love letters simply melt the heart ❤️ You and hubby dearest can have a readfest one evening! ❤

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  5. You Can Always Start Now
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 14:37:54

    This is such a great idea. Finally pulled myself together to get my #Loveuary in there! http://www.youcanalwaysstartnow.com/2017/02/16/loveuary-challenge/

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  7. colinandray
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 13:58:35

    I still have notes/letters written by my kids from years ago, and part of the attraction is seeing their handwriting. Comic Sans 11pt just does not have the same impact! It should also be stressed that handwritten letters cannot be accidentally deleted at the touch of a button!”

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  8. Sri Sudha K
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 10:28:06

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  9. willowdot21
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 09:59:04

    So true Sis the art of letter writing is disappearing! The fact that your Pops still carries your Mum’s letter and flower close to his bum is delightful! And your poem letter is just perfect! Have a lovely day Ritu. xxxxx 💟💙💚💜

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  11. Osyth
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 09:16:50

    My husband and I still send one another letters and cards and the rule is that the reason is that there is no reason except that we love one another. You are so right, there is no more lovely thing than a letter, a real letter (or card) that you can touch – long live love letters and let our children understand that there is no real substitute whatever the clever internet and app marketers might try to dupe us with!

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  13. Erika Kind
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 08:12:10

    Oh, we are never too old for love letters. It is even more romantic when they still arrive surprisingly 😍

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  14. Sri Sudha K
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 07:24:56

    What a love letter….one fill definitely fall for it ritu…great job….

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  15. Lisa A.
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 07:02:01

    Ugh, WP said I wasn’t following you! It keeps doing that to me! Good post Ritu! 🙂

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  17. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 05:48:28

    This is such a lovely post, Ritu. Adore your poem.

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  18. ellenbest24
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 05:37:41

    Unfortunately one will be no more able to find grandmas secret be ribboned bundles, stashed in shoeboxes in the loft. No more faded ink capturing the moment in time when his eyes first met mine. We often loose treasures on the way as advancement comes, technology steps in . But vinal is back! after years of tapes and compact disks, spotify and streaming. Where there is a will there is a way.

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  20. Anisha
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 05:28:43

    how cute Ritu…and yeah nothing will ever match up to the smell of love letters 🙂

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  21. Sangbad
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 05:23:35

    Oh, that time…I also had written two or three love letters to my the then love…sharing one here, I had posted on my blog few days back…

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  22. charlypriest
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 05:19:29

    I remember the time when I got into a cabin of the phone and dialed the number told or asked when we were meeting on Friday and I called on Monday, so what is up now a days?
    England…so it has to be one hour later than here so it’s 6/15 or so…you are up early….forgot you had responsibilities to attend….I just have one, get hold of the girl I was last night.
    Can I ask you a question, or not since I will say it, so should I call her or not?

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  23. http://www.salpa58.wordpress.com
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 05:19:11

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