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Lady of Letters, Part II

I had an idea to mail
 handmade postcards 
 through the 
U.S. Postal Service,
but fear prevented me from
doing it for years.

2nd postcard mailed
I was afraid to send such delicate, beautiful,
handprinted (some with real 22K gold) 
without envelopes through the mail.

What if the recipients never received them?
What if the cards were damaged along the way?
What if they were lost?
What if the recipients threw them in the trash?

Photo from Smithsoniam Postal Museum 
 In the autumn of 2012, I read how real
babies (yes, infants and toddlers) were
sent through the
in the early 1900's.



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