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    Used a prompt from Lain fround here: www.layoutaday.com/ive-got-email-my-love-affair-with-my-i...

    Printed a few saved emails from my aunt and tucked them into a pocket. I think I'll add some more as I save them. The flair (bottom left) even says love notes :)

    Journaling reads:
    One time when Auntie Faye was leaving and the grils were sad I was telling them how lucky they are to have so much contact with her. I told them when I was little that we only got to talk to Auntie Faye a few times a year on the phone. Usually both her and Uncle Bob were on the phone and Janine and I had to get on the phone. It was hard to hear but it was expensive to call so we had to be quick. She would send a few cards and/or letters a year. We would see her once every one or two years.

    So see how lucky you are, girls? Kira replied "why didn't you just email her?" Umm, because computers weren't even invented. Now we are 'on' all the time. It's even cheap to call when you are traveling.

    But now...we call her whenever we want. Whether she's in Osoyoos or Arizona. We call whatever day of the week or time of the day we want. We all can take our turns talking to her. She and I email all the time: updates, questions, jokes. We keep in touch on Facebook and post pictures to see what's happening. We go to Osoyoos every summer. She comes here and we go to Arizona occasionally. We mail cards quite often. Times have changed.

    1. cateshomegrown 47 months ago | reply

      Nice record of the changing times. Love the flowered paper and the colors.

    2. LisaInRe 47 months ago | reply

      I love the way you have incorporated the history of your changing relationship with regards to keeping in touch into the story of your children being sad their Aunt was going home. Great journalling and a great idea to store some emails like this. I really ought to do something like this for myself with some of my email communications. And it's a really pretty pink layout too so of course it does it for me!

    3. Kirsten in Canada 47 months ago | reply

      Love the background paper you used Tracy!

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