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    Posted 5 years ago

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    These are the types of letters I used to get from my Great Uncle Frank. I finally got around to posting them.

    Anytime we went to their home or they came to ours, there was always a letter that was soon to follow.

    The reason behind the 2nd one is this, I know I was in grade school and had heard a joke I can never forget, thanks to this letter...I asked my aunt and uncle why the blue elephant had 3 white shoes and 1 yellow one?

    The answer was, because he forgot to lift his leg! Dumb, I know but all the adults laughed and this is the letter I got afterwards.

    The 4th letter is actually written backwards, when I opened it I read it just as it is without holding it up to a mirror. I'm pretty sure my mom told them that on the way to their house, my brother asked why the word 'ambulance' was written backwards on the front of the van, to me it was logical so I said, so you can read it in the rearview mirror! I remember seeing everyone's shocked faces as they looked at each other. What? It was the only logical answer, right?!

    P.S. I've had these since the 60's...



    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      beautiful!!! :)
    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you nutsy, yes he was always so kind. I miss him and my aunt as well. They've been gone for awhile but left lots of good memories! He was also a great photographer too...I'll post pics later. Thanks again!

      Thanks to you too Sean!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Sue I am speechless about these and no wonder you have kept them!
      What a clever at incredible person your uncle was. He must have seemed so magical to you.
      Unforgettable memories here.
    4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
      Marvelous! You were very fortunate to have such a splendid Uncle! : D
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Yes Karen, you are right on the money there...tears came to my eyes when I read your comment! So soft spoken and such a joy to be around. I suppose he was my hero! He taught me how to paint with cut potatoes when I was real young...for sure this is where my artistic creativity is from.
    6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you miKKo for your kind comment, and you are right too, I was very fortunate and still feel that way for having such a great example to look up to!
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you agh for your love, back at you for sure!
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you Phil, it means a lot to me coming from you as my uncle Frank was also a great photographer, and so are you!
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks mike and Belltown for the loves :)
    10. inky inky, 5 years ago
      fantastic!!......People like this are very rare and you are so very luck to have one in your life, beautiful letters and wonderful things to have...well done for keeping them..the sort of thing that become air looms ......:-)
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you inky, I have to agree with you on that :)
    12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      thanks for the love Hunter!

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