Monday, July 12, 2010

Rain and fountain pen ink don't mix

[You can click on any of the photos to enlarge for more detail]

I have a new correspondent who sent me this lovely card on which was written a letter.


Unfortunately, we had very heavy rain the day of it's delivery and our mailbox was filled with water by the time this letter was retrieved, rendering it unreadable. So sad, such a lovely card and now I'll never know exactly what this letter said.

Guess we need to look into solutions to keep our box dry, suggestions anyone?

9 comments:

Bleets said...

I like the second photo which looks a little like an x-ray of a loooong ribcage, with some indecipherable doctor's notes at the top. The cover page is really beautiful. Always enjoy your posts, Julie.

phonelady said...

oh wow yeah other than a new mail box you know the vinyl ones i dont have anything . better luck next time .

JoniB said...

I was going to say the same thing! It's like that ink blot test they used to do in psychology. We all see a picture in there.

Not having seeing your mailbox set up I'm unable to offer any good suggestions. Bad suggestions? I have a bunch! Ha!

Stephanie said...

Oh no! I always wonder how postal workers keep mail dry from rain when it's in transit, but I didn't realize you might have to worry about it once it's in the mailbox! How cruel for the rain to drench the card so badly.

journalingarts said...

Very strange. It does look like a chest x-ray. Perhaps you can work it into an art journal!

Aaron said...

Have them get some Noodlers. The Bulletproof black is waterproof and bleach proof, plus, they have a lot of waterproof colors also!

Jackie Flaherty said...

That's too bad about the letter. Unfortunate when you got all that rain the day the letter came. I like the suggestion to use the letter in an art journal.

ravensmarch said...

Drill some holes in the bottom of the mailbox to let the water pass out, and see about an impermeable lid with a good overlap to prevent it getting in.

Also, I think we all need to stop ordering so much rain. Around here, we're well into 2012's supply.

Maika said...

Oh, wow, what a shame! It's such a beautiful card, and even if the person fills you in on what she said, it's not the same as experiencing it right in the letter. I'm a firm believer in snail mail, and it's so sad that it is subject to exposure like that!
Too bad! Boo!

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