Let’s Play Guess What This Is:

Q:  Is it one of those old embroidery sampler things I’ve seen on Antiques Roadshow?

A:  No.

Q:  Is it one of those old plaques I’ve seen hanging in an antique shop?

A:  Nope.

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:

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And dinosaurs:

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And dwarf elephans:

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And the answer is…

It’s a thank-you note.

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It’s a handwritten thank-you note:

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Yes!  Handwritten!

(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.

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