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Kennedy: Write a letter, lick a stamp, give the gift of encouragement

One day earlier this month, I dropped by the newsroom to check my mail.

The volume of snail mail has slowed to a trickle these days, but I still occasionally get a handwritten letter, and it always lifts my spirits.

For a certain generation of Times Free Press readers, a handwritten card or letter is still the apex of civilized communication, or more to the point, Southern manners.

A personal email, while always appreciated, is sterile in comparison to a letter.

Putting pen to paper, licking a stamp and dropping off a letter at a post office shows a level of investment that most people simply aren’t willing to make in 2020.

I’ve noticed that about 90% of postal letters are positive, usually either notes of thanks or congratulations.

Imagine my delight then, when my recent newsroom visit turned up not one but five pieces of handwritten mail.

I immediately

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