Great to see kids’ letters to the editor

I love to write letters and applaud whomever came up with the idea to have parents and/or children write to The Herald letters section.

When I and my siblings received a letter, birthday card or Christmas gift from relatives or family friends, my mother made us sit down immediately and write a thank-you note. We also had to write a note of apology if we hurt someone.

A letter (or phone call) to Grandma is so much more personal than a text or tweet or whatever on a phone or notepad.

I am 86 years old and I still send cards and letters. The writing is my therapy. My niece, Susan, bless her heart, didn’t send me powder or perfume for my birthday; she sent me a roll of 50 stamps. What a wonderful, useful and thoughtful surprise. My cousin, Jerry, also bought me 50 stamps so I can write to my heart’s content.

This letter was not meant to be about me, but really a thank you for giving the kids a chance to express themselves.

I’m looking for a way I can volunteer at this time. Maybe I could answer some of the letters from children.

I have to stay indoors, but I can write.

Pat Browning

Everett

Editor’s note: Anyone interested in writing Ms. Browning can contact Herald opinion page editor Jon Bauer at jbauer@heraldnet.com. Letters and email will be forwarded to her.

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