P.S. Write Back Soon: 3 Letters That Molded Me as a Writer

Beatles fan mail. Paul and George were not on my letter list but sometimes, your words really can reach the people you idolize. It’s worth a postage stamp. Photo link from MeettheBeatlesforReal.com.

I held onto three letters for decades — until a towering twin tulip tree crashed through our roof in a 2010 storm. My husband and I had to empty the attic and move our family out for eight months so the house could be rebuilt. In the flurry of activity, I found this treasured mail again, then promptly misplaced it. But I’ve never forgotten the joy the mail carrier brought.

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