Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Power of the Letter

Quote of the Day:
Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.

John Adams, 1765

A note came from a nephew in my Adams family with this quote in the cancellation stamp.

In this same week, an Adams uncle called to request some family tree information for his granddaughter. Is there something in the air?!!!!

Well, yes. An HBO special on this interesting President and his wife, Abigail, will begin on March 16, 2208. At http://www.poweroftheletter.com/, this paragraph explains:

"Today, it's easy to forget the value of a heartfelt, handwritten letter or card. But the written word holds a singular place in the American story.

In his prolific correspondence, John Adams left us a remarkable first-person account of the birth of our nation, as well as a candid portrait of his life and personal relationships. John and his wife Abigail's letters offer a window to our past; we can be inspired to revive this tradition, to return to the enduring power of the written word, and leave a legacy for future generations."

"Cherish the Means of Knowledge . . . . Let us dare to read, think, speak and write. "

Not a bad motto, for John's family and for mine.



Walker said...

glad to see you back Annette!

Annette Bush said...

Thanks, Robin. I'm kinda back in bits and pieces. Not sure where the days go.