A single letter is like a single lady. One is better than none. This one goes out in tomorrow's mail. JC is home for a long weekend. Translation: Time is limited.
I am no longer holding on to one of my favorite postcards. It's halfway home by now. What a couple. I am a Diego mural fan. Frieda? Not so much.
I still don't get the title. "Garden & Gun?" There's an article on shot guns in this issue, so perhaps it counts. I'm not so sure about gardens. So why include the magazine in a post about mail and such? Well, I proudly choose to tell you that I have pen friends from every state listed in the red box . . . Wait. Is it red because they're all red states? No matter. I have pen friends in all those states listed except TN. I have a dream. I dream that some day I will have a letter from someone who lives in every united state, and the District of Columbia. Maybe not. I'd really really really like all the states postcards! With their matching postage stamp. Wouldn't that be a marvel? We could sign up to participate. Put our names on a list and . . . Patty? Pamela? Somebody? Anybody? How to do it?
I know! Well, I thought I did. Anyway, here's a link to the state stamps. http://www.theus50.com/texas/stamp.php
Moving on . . . Here's the best reason for telling you about this issue of Garden & Gun. I discovered it on page 52.
Who knew? Are you a Eudora Welty fan? I have no idea who he is since I have not Googled his name yet, but the very idea sounds interesting, yes?
Would you want your deeply private letters published after you've passed on? Is nothing
sacred private? Wow. I hope none of mine survive. I'd spin in my urn if they were! I looked for the book today. The story is loosely biographical. I like the last sentence in this tease: ". . . the tale is accompanied by thirteen years' worth of letters between the authors--a rich back-and-forth that proves that while memories may fade, great writing never does." CJ Lotz
I have learned to be cautious about pre-ordering a book without reading excerpts first. Oh, wait. Link on.
Oh, goodness. Did you read the Kirkus Review? Oh, bless their hearts. I have to read it now. Sign me up Scotty!
Then there's this: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/suzanne-marrs/what-there-say-we-have-said/
So many books. Thankfully.