Q: Is it one of those old embroidery sampler things I’ve seen on Antiques Roadshow?
Q: Is it one of those old plaques I’ve seen hanging in an antique shop?
Q: Is it…well, shoot. What the heck is it?
A: It’s something that’s vanishing from our world and may someday go extinct, like the dodo bird:
And dwarf elephans:
And the answer is…
It’s a thank-you note.
It’s a handwritten thank-you note:
(Are you feeling faint?)
A thank-you note.
Not a text or email or phone call.
(Now you’re really feeling faint.)
A handwritten note acknowledging a wedding gift.
Unlike so many gifts that go unregarded, unacknowledged and unappreciated, my newlywed nephew took the time to write and thank me.
Addressed it, put a stamp on it, and mailed it.
A mere 10 days after the wedding.
Yeah, me, too.