Some wonderful old letters my grandmother kept in her jewelry box since God knows when.
Gracious sentiments from a day when folks put real effort into their letters, and recipients saved them as keepsakes.
Life was uncertain. Any letter you wrote might be your last.
And since letters were meant to be saved and re-read, it was desirable to keep the tone encouraging, even when the news was hard.
Guess what—life is STILL uncertain, like it or not. Maybe we should pay more attention to the words we choose to use.