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Continued: For the love of letters

  • Article by: PAMELA HUEY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 5, 2007 - 5:32 PM

Conversely, Gary Marvin worries about the safety of computers to keep information for posterity.

"You think you're keeping it all on your hard drive and the hard drive crashes, or you're putting a new version of Windows on and you can't find your files," he said.

Pamela Huey • 612-673-7044

Pamela Huey • phuey@startribune.com

  • SOME PITHY THOUGHTS ON THE LETTER

    "A letter is a joy of Earth -- It is denied the Gods."

    Emily Dickinson

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    "Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company."

    Lord Byron

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    "A pleasant letter I hold to be the pleasantest thing that this world has to give."

    Anthony Trollope

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    "In a letter to a friend, the thought is often unimportant, and the feeling, if it be only a desire to entertain him, everything."

    Sir Walter Raleigh

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    "Letters are above all useful as a means of expressing the ideal self."

    Elizabeth Hardwick

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