Dear Little Pink


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Dear Little Pink Baby Bonnet,

I’ve known you for awhile now. When I saw you, I knew I would treasure you, and keep you safe. You are so cute. I wish I knew your true life story, but I try to imagine what experiences you have had on the long road of the past, to have brought you to me.

You were a surprise to me, Little Pink. I had no idea you were hiding out in that old candy box. When I bought the box, at a yard sale, I knew there were old letters and trinkets in there…all of them antiques. Then, when I pushed back a small piece of yellowed tissue paper, I saw you. You had nestled there for many years, I’m sure, just waiting to be discovered.

Such a delicate little thing you are, all pink and lacy. There was a note wrapped up in the tissue paper along with you. It reads: “Little Cap – 1842 – Grandma’s brother Jimmie – the oldest of the family”

I’m thinking you were baby Jimmie’s little cap Did he like wearing you? He must have been born in the summertime, because you, Little Pink, are most likely a summery bonnet. Jimmie probably didn’t wear you very many times, as babies grow fast. Were you ever passed down to other babies in the family? I know you were loved very much, to have been kept for so very long.

I wonder what happened to your first family? Each one grew old, and passed away, while you lived on. Now, they are all gone, and you were set free to find another loving home and family.

My little ones are all grown up now, so you never got a chance to adorn their tiny heads, but I will keep you safe, until the day comes I’m no longer here. Then you’ll be set free again.

My wish for you, Little Pink ~ May you have another 163 years, to continue on in your travels, collecting more stories that should be told to future generations, and that you always be treasured.

With love,



Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS






The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 22/17


This week for SOCS we have the prompt words ‘sealing and ceiling’. To join in this fun challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link. 🙂


Have you ever used sealing wax on the back of an envelope? I have, and it’s fun to do. Sealing wax has been in use for many years, as it was one way to assure your correspondence would arrive at it’s destination untampered with by other than the named receiver.

You can still send letters using sealing wax. It is allowed by the post office, but it would be best if you took it in to their office to have it hand cancelled. It doesn’t go through their automated sorting machines very good, and may become torn, or damaged in other ways. Also, sealing wax adds to the weight of your letter, so may require more postage. They can weigh it for you for the correct amount of stamps needed.

I think today, it is mostly a novelty thing to do, and it adds an old fashioned charm to any letters you send to another. I know actual pen and paper letter writing is becoming obsolete, what with emails and instant communication, but I still like to send and receive letters and cards by mail.

Here’s some photos of my sealing wax set. It has the capital letter B. You light the wax stick,(it’s sort of like a candle, but the wax is different – candle wax will crack),  let it drip onto the envelope in the correct place, then press the embossing tool into the wax, leaving the impression. It turns out great! 🙂





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© 2017 BS





For Nano Poblano and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)


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“Please Introduce Yourself”

Hi there! We are a bunch of letters. The nice lady kept us for many years. She loves to write actual letters to be mailed, and so she did. She did have many pen-pals. There was a few magazines years ago, that were happy to print a letter you sent to them, asking for pen-pals. The nice lady did this a few different times, and each time received tons of responses in her mailbox. The letter writers came from all over the world. We are just a very few of the letters she was happy to receive, and they exchanged back and forth correspondence for quite a while.

You can see one of the letters she sent in to the magazine, and some of the many she’d gotten back. It was lots of fun to be part of the fun of sharing thoughts and ideas with many ladies. I think she would still be doing this, but since the prevalence of emails and such, not so many want to write or receive real letters in the mail anymore. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS




Take out a nice piece of stationery and a pen. Get comfortable. You are going to write a letter. Take your time transferring your thoughts onto the paper. Is it a love letter you are writing? Are you writing to a far away relative, letting them know how your family is doing? Whatever form your letter takes, you are continuing a long tradition of communication.

In this age of the fast paced, immediate way of sharing your ideas with others via the internet, on FaceBook, Twitter and emails, actual letter writing is now a rarity. However, there is something satisfying about writing, sending, and receiving personal, handwritten letters.

Don’t you secretely hope, when you check your mailbox, that there will be a letter or card from a friend or loved one? Why don’t we write more letters the ‘old fashioned’ way? Is it because the price of stamps have gone up? Is it because it takes several days for a letter to arrive?

Have you saved your love letters in a packet, tied with a ribbon? Have you treasured old letters you’ve found from a long gone relative? What will future generations have to remember our past thoughts, hopes, family news, and celebrations?

They will only have electronic missives, that are there on your computer, yet not there…just lost in the thousands of other emails and direct messages. Why don’t we all try writing actual letters again. Find some pretty or cute paper, add some stickers, maybe a card, use your imagination to make it personal.

Surprise someone with a letter in their mailbox. I can assure you, they will smile. Maybe the next time you open your own mailbox, you will be happily surprised.Image