Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop: The Postmistress

Welcome to Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop at In The Next Room. I'm offering one copy of The Postmistress by Sarah Blake.
Summary from Goodreads:
Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women-and of two countries torn apart by war.
On the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II in 1940, Iris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, does the unthinkable: She doesn't deliver a letter. In London, American radio gal Frankie Bard is working with Edward R. Murrow, reporting on the Blitz. One night in a bomb shelter, she meets a doctor from Cape Cod with a letter in his pocket, a letter Frankie vows to deliver when she returns from Germany and France, where she is to record the stories of war refugees desperately trying to escape.
The residents of Franklin think the war can't touch them- but as Frankie's radio broadcasts air, some know that the war is indeed coming. And when Frankie arrives at their doorstep, the two stories collide in a way no one could have foreseen. The Postmistress is an unforgettable tale of the secrets we must bear, or bury. It is about what happens to love during wartime, when those we cherish leave. And how every story-of love or war-is about looking left when we should have been looking right.
You must be a follower to enter this giveaway. To enter leave a comment letting me know about a meaningful piece of mail you have received. Make sure you include your e-mail address so I have a way to contact you. The winner will be randomly selected using random number.org and will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail. It is open the US and Canada only, no PO Boxes. This giveaway will close when the giveaway hop ends at 11:59 PM on March 20th EST.

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I also have two other giveaways going on right now, The Dream of Perpetual Motion and Anyone Can Die. Feel free to enter those as well.

101 comments:

  1. Meaningful mail: any letter these days is meaningful in these days of electronic immediate everything.

    pocokat AT gmail DOT com

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  2. my fam supports a little boy in africa..he sends us letters monthly with little drawings and prayers! SO CUTE!

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

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  3. Meaning full letter.... from colleges.

    vidishamun@gmail.com

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  4. I have a pen-pal in Japan who I've been friends with since 3rd grade! I always look forward to her letters, especially to know she's doing OK after the disasters in Japan.

    -Carina L. Tai
    http://dystopiandesserts.blogspot.com/

    alicia.aatran@yahoo.com

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  5. The most meaningful mail I got, I received last year, a dear friend gifted me with a surprise nook, totally unexpected and it's probably one of the best gifts I've ever received, I use it everyday, can't imagine life without it. and this is from a friend who doesn't spend money foolishly, he's very frugal.. so it was very touching for him to buy and send that to me.

    April (fireflywishes at gmail dot com) @ my shelf confessions

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  6. The most meaningful piece of mail I have received was probably my nursing school acceptance letter.

    laceymatt26@yahoo.com

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  7. Birthday cards are meaningful to me .

    jonesmadelinee@yahoo.com

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  8. I recived our family pictures in the mail. Three and a half years ago I felt I had no one,Now I have my amazing family which consist of my boyfriend and out now six children(3 are his) Seeing those pictures made me realize just how lucky i was.

    mommyrds@aol.com

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  9. This book sounds very interesting. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    Meaningful Mail: When I received my business permit in the mail. :)
    janmessali (at) gmail.com

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  10. Notes from my son are my most meaningful pieces of mail.
    GFC follower.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. That book looks like a great read :)

    The most meaningful piece of mail I've ever received would have to be the first pen pal letter I ever received :) She was my 1st pen pal and we still correspond to this day.

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  12. One of the last letters my grandparents sent me. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  13. Meaningful Mail: When I received my property taxes.
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

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  14. Meaningful Mail was from girlfriend she sent me a couple beautiful cards she made. Always fun to recieve something in the mail besides bills.
    cindymacbeth@gmail.com

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  15. Meaningful mail was a letter I received from my biological dad trying to explain why he didn't want my brother and I. I was 14 years old.

    Great blog!

    bonnierpaulson @ yahoo.com

    w/o the spaces : )

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  16. I am still weaiting for the important mail, it the replay for my university application.

    thank you for the giveaway!

    mais3477 (at) gmail.com

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  17. Meaningful mail this past month were my tax slips. Very important!

    helpersarah2009@gmail.com

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  18. Meaningful piece of mail: any handwritten letter. I save all cards and letters. I have some from when I was a teen and I used to write with my great Aunt Hautea. She has since passed and I have always kept these, its nice to go back and read them.

    New follower :)

    impatientlywishing at gmail dot com

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  19. An elderly family friend learned to paint when he was 94 years old. He painted a Christmas card and mailed it to me just 1 year before he died at age 96. I will treasure that forever and ever.

    I'm a new follower.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    safoga at gmail dot com

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  20. The most meaningful piece of mail I have received was from a friend of mines. We wrote back and forth in elementary. I can't remember why we stopped. I miss it so much!

    I have this book on my "to be read" pile. =)

    Thank you so much for the chance!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

    swttie at gmail dot com

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  21. Meaningful piece of mail: A birthday card from my Great Grandmother a few months before she passed away.

    krystal6826 at msn dot com

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  22. I love getting mail from my friends from overseas. I just love hearing from them.
    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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  23. Most meaningful piece of mail was from my grandfather.

    leebee19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. a letter from my sister, who i haven't seen for about 6 months... i miss her so to me it's meaningful.

    quimbayai@hotmail.com

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  25. My brother passed away recently and I will forever cherish the Christmas card he sent me for Christmas.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  26. Meaningful mail - The books I receive from authors for review. The latest, Spyder by David Fingerman. It's like Christmas :).

    BK

    bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot net

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  27. I've gotten a lot of meaningful pieces of mail over the years but the one that stands out the most is just a sheet of paper full of song lyrics from our song... from a certain special someone that sang the song to me all the time. Cheesy, I know.

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  28. Meaningful mail - My Christmas care package from my family each year.
    karen.hofmaier[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. i received a swag from another blog and it was full of autographed bookmarks!! I was in heaven!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    jmluker (at) winco.net

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  30. My fiancé sent me a letter, and being an artist, he had painted the envelope with a gorgeous picture. I was so happy =)

    I'd love to win this book, I've been wanting to read it for a while now!

    openupthesky42 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. I received a beautiful painted bookmark from Fifi Flowers!
    I follow in GFC.
    Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

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  32. The most meaningful mail I've received is all of mine and SOs love letters from high school... I love looking back on them ever so often and dreaming of those days!!

    chitchatqueen2005@hotmail.com

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  33. The most meaningful piece of mail I have ever received was my certificate telling me that I had passed my national boards and was able to practice after all the hard schooling I went through. What a relief that was!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

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  34. I have a girlfriend that shares my love for writing letters,we talk on the phone every day but still write a note every couple of weeks and try to make sure it's on some sort of vintage stationary or note card...Love it ♥
    veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I am a follower as veltara

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  35. When my dad was alive, he would send me paper clippings when I was away from home.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  36. I am an advocate for our highschool Middletown High school. all books won are donated to the highschool.If they are adult books they are donated to the staff at the highschool. We would love to have these books thank you for the chance
    chaarmedone1512(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. I recently received a meaningful piece of mail from my mother-in-law! It was a sweet card saying that she loved a particular photo of the two of us and she included a copy of the photo! So sweet!

    christinaalmond at gmail dot com

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  38. Meaningful mail---letters from my sons, who were in the Navy, during the first Gulf War.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

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  39. I recieved a letter from my Grandma before she died it was lovely just like her!!!!

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  40. Love letters from my husband!
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  41. I don't know how meaningful it is, but I was pretty excited when I got my Scream mask in the mail. It's an original from the same batch used to film Scream 4. :D

    ellen_r_hudson(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  42. Great giveaway!! I would love to read this.

    Meaningful mail: books that I win:)

    Happy St.Patrick's Day


    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  43. The most meaningful mail I ever received was from my son when he was was away from home visiting his grandparents.

    ellie.bfaos(@)gmail(.)com

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  44. I received several beautiful condolence cards when my father died last year - I still have them.

    tristipinkston AT gmail.com

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  45. When I studied abroad it was wonderful getting letters from my parents and siblings. Every time i went to my mail box with something inside, it felt like christmas lol

    midnightoil84 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Following through GFC by twitter - squiggles87.

    A meaningful piece of mail I received was a letter my bf sent me while he was deployed overseas in Afghanistan.

    xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I follow on GFC (mamie316) and a very meaningful piece of mail I received was from an old friend. We had a falling out years earlier and she sent me a lovely letter about how as she had gotten older, realized how lucky she was to have had a friend like me in her life during the hard times.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. This sounds like a good book. My most meaningful mail are cards or letters from my relatives on the east coast. I think it is so important to stay in touch.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  49. My most meaningful mail comes in the form of letters from older relatives who still write. I love the conveniences of the modern world, emailing, texting, etc but I miss the simpler times of waiting on a letter in the mail. Something special about getting one nowadays. I love them.

    BellaMarie @ tampabay . rr . com

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  50. I just received a great card from my grandmother.

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. The year I turned 40, I recived 40 birthday cards during my birthday month. They were sent by my mother and two of my siblings.

    GFC follower - Andrea I


    lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Letters from my son who is living and working in China are the most meaningful to me.

    GFC follower

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. One meaningful/memorable piece of mail I received (years ago) was the letter of congratulations saying that I had a scholarship to pay 90% of my tuition. I was so happy!

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot)

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  54. My best friend sent me a letter when she found out that my internet wasn't cooperating. We still write the old-fashioned way and I actually prefer writing with a pen and paper.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    lindadao2060@yahoo.com

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  55. One meaningful mail would be an email from my brother (who is currently an exchange student in South America) letting me know that he was doing well.


    I follow via GFC.

    Bookventuresbookclub AT gmail DOT com

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  56. One meaningful mail would be from my mom who is in the navy and currently placed in Africa letting me know she has been doing very well.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!

    njedwards1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. My meaningful mail was getting my official teaching license.

    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

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  58. my most recent was today was a thank you note from our daughter thanking us for her wedding and for being her parents. it was priceless!
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  59. My bills are pretty meaningful. It reminds me of how much I dislike paying them LOL.
    jenniferlynnadams(at)gmail(dot)com
    The Bawdy Book Blog

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  60. the best letter i've received was from my friend in europe it made my day. there were all kinds of little things in addition to the actually letter.

    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. wow it's such a rarity to actually get a handwritten letter from anyone now days but for me it would be when my uncle whom I haven't seen in ages sent me a book full of handwritten poems he wrote.

    bookflamereviews@gmail.com

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  62. Any letter from my little girl is sponsor in Sierra Leone -- especially if there's a picture!!

    erinmp12 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. The most meaningful piece of mail that I have received came on February 11th, 2011 - and it was a greeting card sent by my best friend. It was on this day, years ago, that we had solidified our friendship, and he had remembered this day, sending me a greeting card and a wonderful book to read along with it.

    An excerpt from his letter to me:

    "In only a matter of months, which have now turned to years, you have become the most influential, inspirational and motivational person in my life. Honestly, if not for you, there would be no me. I love you."

    We met in medical school,and have been best friends since, and although we're now in different states, we're closer than ever. Planning to get married, hopefully, next year! So there it is!

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

    Email: Enamoredsoul@gmail.com

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  64. A meaningful piece of mail is my last letter from my dad with a box he sent. He passed away last summer, as well as my mom.
    jbdownie5@yahoo.com

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  65. I love when I receive handwritten letters from my grandma - no one sends those anymore.
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  66. I used to write to troops stationed overseas. The most meaningful letter was the one a guy I got to know wrote before he died. As far as his family and I know, it was his last letter.

    Amy // artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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  67. The most meaningful piece of mail I've received recently was an acceptance letter to my dream law school. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  68. The christmas card that my sister in law sent to me to give to my mom. it made me feel good that even though they haven't been in contact for a while she still wanted to let my mom know they were thinking about her.


    aimeelavalle@gmail.com

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  69. Anytime I get a birthday card in the mail. I adore those.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  70. Meaningful mail??? Something that isn't a bill....but all kidding aside usually the postcards that come through postcrossing.com from all over the world are fun.

    suefitz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I recently got two pictures drawn by my little cousins in the mail, very meaningful and wonderful art for my fridge!

    katherinerovensky@gmail.com

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  72. Twice I have received letters from lawyers saying I inherited something. Pretty meaningful!

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  73. Meaningful mail is when I receive a book from a publisher for review, which has only happened twice.

    follower

    butterflyboo123(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. Meaningful piece of mail - Acceptance Letter
    fugelovzme@gmail.com
    kerrificonline.blogspot.com

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  75. One of my most meaningful pieces of mail was my acceptance letter into the Bachelor of Education program

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

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  76. When I was in Basic Training, any mail from my family was meaningful.

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  77. I'm a new follower-Lisa Richards
    Meaningful piece of mail -any book I get in the mail!
    Woohoo! To simple Giveaways!
    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  78. gfc follower - Elise @ Bookish Delights

    A meaningful letter from a friend or family member.
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

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  79. What a beautiful cover! I have been having a tough couple of weeks and my mom sent me a card which made me laugh earlier this week..
    shortcut_2_mushrooms(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  80. The only letters I receive are from my Grandmother who is 96. Every letter from her is cherised and meaningful. She makes her own stationary/cards and has pressed dried flower under clear contacdt paper. I have kept them all over the years in a book!

    dancealert at aol dot com

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  81. My meaningful piece of mail was from my mom telling me she was proud of me. Thanks!

    Hollybwright@comcast.net

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  82. Letters from my husband while he was in Iceland with the Air Force.

    robseanmom at gmial dot com

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  83. My daughter's birthmom sends her letters and presents that let us know that she still loves her and cares about her.
    wilsondev@gmail.com

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  84. Just last week I received some cards that my 2-year-old niece "decorated" for me! They were LOVELY! :)

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  85. Any mail I receive during or around my birthday is meaningful to me! (:
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  86. GFC follower
    It would either be the acceptance letter into an academic academy or a letter I received from a soldier in afghanistan.
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

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  87. GFC Follower

    Any letters from my folks back home because I live in a different country than my side of the family.

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

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  88. On a day that I was having a particularly down in the dumps kind of day, I came home from work & had a package from my sister with a letter from her & handdrawn pictures from her daughters.

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  89. I now live 500 miles away from where I grew up, and where my family still lives. There is a now elderly lady with Alzheimer's at my parents church who has trouble remembering most things these days, yet in the 9 years that I have moved away, she has never once not sent me handwritten note on my birthday, and cards on most major holidays. The fact that she still remembers who I am, and that she is able to send me those things means the world to me.

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

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  90. I am a new GFC follower under AEK and my most treasured/meaningful mail is those sent by loved ones that are no longer here.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read this book!
    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  91. I never seem to get meaningful mail... but I did get a box of cheez-its last week! :D

    shakespeareanlover1215@yahoo.com

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  92. My most cherished piece of mail was a letter my mom wrote to me when I was in the 5th grade. I was going off to science school for a week, along with the rest of the fifth grade class. It was my first time I would be away from home for more than a night. And without any family (except my cousin who was in the same grade).

    My parents didn't really want to let me go (I had to beg for months). They were a bit overprotective of me. And they were worried something would happen. I know it was very difficult for them to let me go on the trip. I received my letter while I was up there. It also had a portion written by my father (which is special because my Dad almost never fills out cards or anything like that), and some messy chicken scratch by my brother, who was in kindergarten at the time (mom helped him with it). It's always been one of my prized possessions, and I have it to this day. It sits under the glass top of my memory table.

    GFC: Dominique S
    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  93. i'm a follower-heatheranya
    any letter i receive from a friend is meaningful. i have a box full of cards and letters that i just can't seem to part with!
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  94. ahhh mail! to be honest all the letters I used (sigh) get were meaningful. Someone sat down, and hand wrote them, they ofter contained little trinkets. They were so much more meaningful then an email! Double sigh, now I want to get an old fashioned letter in the mail!
    Rhiannonryder (at) Hotmail (dot) com
    TheDiaryofaBookworm.com

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  95. I received a card from an old friend.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  96. I follow.
    Most recently a card from my Aunt.


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  97. i used to recieve 1-2 letters a day from my father in the mail.
    for 10 years.

    Yes, im glad he doesnt have to write me to talk to me anymore, but i really really miss those letters :(

    missmarsee(at)gmail(dot)com
    GFC missmarsee

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  98. My most meaningful mail is from a dear friend of mine.

    allieclark11(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. I received a beautiful card in the mail. It was meaningful because it was unexpected.

    bdecouverte@gmail.com

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  100. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! The most meaningful piece of mail I ever received was my first letter from my then boyfriend and who is now my husband 30 years later!

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  101. gfc follower and meaningful mail was when I received letters stating my daughters were accepted in the national honor society

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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