Britain's Prince Charles looks at postcards on sale during a visit to Heartlands Community Regeneration Project in Truro, south west England Monday July 2, 2012. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are on a three-day trip to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Prince of Wales is celebrating 60 years as the Duke of Cornwall. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, Pool) ORG XMIT: MIN2013070312094658
I have to disagree with any argument that postcards are dying or should be put out of their misery. Postcards from my grandmother from faraway places gave me the wanderlust and curiosity to see the world (“Postcards, from the edge? Yes, at one time,” July 2).
Today when I send a quick note on a postcard to my grandchildren, not only do I give them their very own mail to hold, I am giving them a window on the world. And their return cards to me let me see their growth in writing and comprehension.
When I wondered if my cards meant anything to them, one granddaughter brought out her box of the postcards she’d saved, and I knew they did have meaning. I save all of the cards they send me, too.
RUTH ANN LICHT, Cokato, Minn.
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