When I was married to Michael and Angela's mom, Heather, I was lucky enough to get to know her family in Spokane. Helen and Duane are special people and I still get cards from them on special occasions. In this day of social networking and on-line birthday greetings it is something to get a card in the mail.
This card, along with some photos Helen had taken on one of our visits, connects me to a time when it was the thing one did, send cards in the mail. I am happy to have friends who remember to say happy birthday on facebook and by phone. And I am equally happy to have these wonderful people in my life, who send me a card on my birthday.
The handwriting alone is like a step into another time. Thank you Helen. Thanks Duane.
The photographs are almost 30 years old.