Yes, a real hand-written multi-page letter from a relative, addressed to me and sent through the mail! In these days of cell phones and emails, it's probably been a decade or more since I got a real hand-written thoughtful letter from someone! I don't know why this should please me so much but it does! I think I mentioned here before how we had lost contact with my mothers side of the family so many years ago and haven't seen any of them since we were kids. And then a few months ago I ran in to a second (or third?) cousin on the Ancestry.com site - she is now a Facebook friend and through her I have made contact with several other cousins - people I thought I would never hear from again! The letter is from her father. She gave me his address, I sent them a Christmas card, and he wrote me a letter! He was my mother's first cousin, the youngest child of my grandmothers youngest sister, and the only one left of this once huge family! He's 84 now, still sharp as can be, still drives, has a beautiful handwriting, and just came back from a vacation in Mexico where they took pictures of him dancing with his wife in the clubs! He said he keeps picturing my brothers and I as the little kids we were the last time he saw us and it's hard to believe that we're all old enough to have our own grandchildren now! But the best part is that he's old enough to have known our great-grandparents and he will be able to answer a lot of the questions that I've had for so long! He's 84 and he doesn't "do"computers or emails. So tomorrow I will sit down and actually answer his letter, writing it on paper, putting it in an envelope with a stamp and mailing it! Haven't done that in years! And it's kind of nice ... letter writing is really becoming a lost art and it's a shame.