|SOLDIERS WRITING HOME 1918 : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FLICKR COMMONS STREAM|
"And don't forget to write" was a phrase lobbed at the back of many a departing relative in years gone by. Whether it was husbands marching off to war, kids skipping off to college, or Auntie Mary returning to her cottage in the next town, writing letters home was once as common as a quick text message to say "home safe and sound". But unlike texts, letters home were once far richer sources of history, packed as they were with thoughts, impressions, memories and gossip. Our theme this week revolves around letters home and you can interpret it as widely as you want. It might be letters, it might be cards, it might be writing, it might be people far away from home. All you need to do is to feature an old photograph and tell us a little about it. Post your posts on or around Saturday 16 August 2014 and then link your post to the list below. And then celebrate the theme by keeping in touch with all your fellow Sepians by a quick visit and a few well chosen words home.
Before you put digital pen to paper, take a look at what is coming over the next few weeks.
242 : Fans, faces, national costumes, hidden meanings
243 : Running away, escaping the crowds, beaches, steam train, aquarium (domed)
Back to this week - it is time to say what should be said. Clean sheet of paper. Address at the top. Dear Sepians, .......