This little lady was a first timer away to camp. She missed her sweet family ! Thankfully, homesickness was staved off by receiving 6 letters during the week. She clung to them all week.
Well, surprise, surprise, surprise!!!! The first full day of camp...several of the girls in my cabin got not one but one young lady received 3 letters!!!! Now that really took some foresight on the parents! Good job parents!! I was thrilled, and so were the campers...all of them. Even if they did not receive any mail they were just excited to get to see the letter and read it themselves. Letters were passed around and enjoyed by all.
Re-reading letters by flashlight! Precious.
I actually got 3 letters, I couldn't find my lovely letter from my oldest daughter at the moment I took this photo.
Another daughter thoughtfully wrote me and even included one of my favorite wax seals! The bird carrying the letter.
My husband, clever man that he is, sent our two children (at two different camps) mail and included a full sheet picture of our scruffy dog, Emma...who sorely missed them. Our youngest daughter was enamored with this! She carried the picture around and showed it to all of her friends.
So, dear readers, Letter Writing is alive, in little encampments, probably around the globe this summer. If you know of any young person going off to camp, especially for the first time please take the time and write them even a short note or post card. You may never know the full impact that it will have, but trust me, it will be treasured and may make the difference between the camper going home or staying!
P.S. I believe my summer should be slowing down so that I can get back to writing everyone who is waiting for a reply to their letters...Jan, Elaine, Sheryl, Mrs. Duffy... oh my! I need to get going!