Our first official piece of mail (not counting bills and flyers) at the Dream House was a lovely congratulatory card from Mr. Blandings’ parents, with a $20 bill enclosed. We’ve saved the card for our house scrapbook, but have already spent the $20 on a celebratory lunch out “on the town” (at a restaurant in a nearby town, that is). In this day and age of email, it is such a treat to get an actual, handwritten note or letter! And to walk from one’s house into town to the post office, and find such a note waiting in your box!
— M. Blandings
Image: Mr. and Mr. Blandings