Way back in 1980, long before Twitter and Facebook and Email, there was something called a letter. It was a handwritten message sent across the miles in an envelope addressed to the actual home of the recipient. In this paper package you could also find a real photograph slipped in between a neatly folded piece of decorative stationary that would contain a message, penned in ink or pencil, especially for you. This is one such historic document.
What I found most interesting about this letter, aside from the sweet memory of being so young, was Jean’s mention of the famous MGM Grand Hotel fire of 1980 in Las Vegas. I remember that chilly November morning well because I was walking to school through an open patch of desert and could see the smoke and flames clearly in the distance. What a tragic start to that day. You can read more about the fire HERE.