Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Best Thank You Notes Ever

My brother and his wife have triplet boys who just turned 11.
I know.  Triplets.  Boys.
I sent them each a 20 dollar bill, and I am sharing their notes.
They always write me the funniest thank you notes which I love--
Not only because they are from my wonderful nephews, but because I feel like letters have become a dying art.
You know, the kind in an envelope and with a stamp.
Does anyone else out there find that good old fashioned letter-writing is in short supply these days?
That's right Johnny, dream big.  A Lambourgini it shall be.
And Russell, I think your father is right.  We are all just a bunch of hillbillies.
A pool with a gold fountain?  Can I come over when you get it?
Alex, you are all extreme.  And Auntie LaLa loves each of you to bits.

30 comments:

TSannie said...

Good babies....taught well!

Flash Stitcher said...

Writing is a dying art! Good fo their Mom and Dad who have taught them the proper thing to do.

Ann from Montana said...

Wonderful! And good on them and their folks for teaching them about thank you notes - I rarely get even an email thank you...and from adults, no less!

I always loved writing and getting letters. I have no problem with the change to email. I still write volumes more than I receive...see, even my comments are long :) !!

Debbie in NC said...

Absolutely adorable! I applaud their Mom & Dad for raising such fine young men :)

Great post MP!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What adorable messages. I, too, have noticed that Thank You notes have gone by the wayside. It is the rare birthday present that is acknowledged any more.

I particularly love their personalized stationery! It's very extreme.

Meg said...

Absolutely adorable and proper, you are very lucky to have nephews with parents like that! I can't remember the last "thank you" card I got!

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

I love the hand written notes from my grands too.

Asthmagirl said...

Mama, I've suspected that you were extreme for quite some time now! Good to have it confirmed!

Bear Naked said...

How wonderful that you received three thank you notes from your nephews.
They are certainly being brought up correctly.

And what great imaginations.

I would guess it runs in your family.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

awww they are just adorable... yeah the lost art of letters...sigh I am bad bad bad about not writing, will email in a heartbeat , will blog but write a letter..... i sure need to.
HUGS Laura

Lisa J said...

Thank you notes, are you kidding me? Kids do not know how to thank people at all. I am so very proud your nephews are being taught to repsond to your thoughtfullness. Wise momma there. Letter writing is in fact a lost art. My aunt has gotten where she prints out the emails from people and keeps them like they were letters. I think that is sweet. I write emails like I wrote letters, long and detailed, she seems to like it. My daughter is the best about thank you notes. She has learned she will be given more and more often because people know she truly appricates it. Sucking up? Yes maybe, but I am proud that she at least takes the time. I have nearly quit giving gifts or money to events because I never hear thank you.

noble pig said...

Oh god I love it! I think I'll get a gold fountain for my pool soon...sounds like a great idea.

Daryl said...

I love these ... thank you notes are a dying tradition... my late MIL always said she knew that her grandchildren got their b'day checks when she got her bank statement!

Seriously.

:-Daryl

Debbie in NC said...

Yippee! Concession! Thanks for the nice comment :) My legs are already aching LOL...need more!

Treasia said...

Actual handwritten notes or letters is a dying art form. It's wonderful to see another mother who still believes in it as well. BTW, beautiful letters from the boys.

My man in the moon said...

Thanks for sharing the this most awesome moment. It is true the old letter days are almost gone. To bad our young ones will never know what it was like to recive a letter in the mail from some one so special. You made me cry with this and miss my grand kids.
Thanks for the special feeling you have shared.

Krysta said...

I love it! I also love that they have their own monogramed stationary! What a good mama.

Jules said...

Great manners..wish I could send my girls to etiquette school!

It's not only that hand written notes are a dying breed..the hand writing has gone to hell in a hand basket!

MamaGeek said...

Oh Auntie Lala you are the coolest. Those are definitely framers. And how refreshing to actually get a thank you card in today's day and age!

Flea said...

Tell me you're their equivalent of Auntie Mame! I love the letters. :)

holly said...

i want to know where they can get $20 lambourginis and pools.

(oh but they are so cute)

(even though i can't see them)

Mrs. G. said...

Real thank you notes? A lost art for sure.

Mary said...

Oh they are just too cute! Love the personalized stationary, too. Do you get a ride in the Lamborghini?
xoxo,
Mary

Magpie said...

I bought note cards like that for my sister's kids a couple of years ago - I love getting notes back on them!

Leighanne said...

I couldn't agree more. In fact I've never received a thank you note from one of my younger cousins. So this year I sent her Emily Post's Revised Etiquette Book with a bookmark on the section for Thank You notes. These boys are darling.

Country Girl said...

I love the art of the written word, Laura. I still do it! I have my special paper and my special pens that I use. I send pictures, too. I know it's a dying art, but in my own little way, I'm tryin' to keep it alive!

By the way, these are precious little notes. I am enjoying your blog very much.

swile67 said...

writing definitely is a dying art and those are priceless! my mother has instilled in me the art of writing but she is the BEST and is constantly sending out cards to people!! I popped on over from Mrs. Nesbitt's blog...I love your T's...I'm assuming those twins are yours...beautiful!

Nancy said...

These were great! The name aunt Lala is pretty cute too! :-)

AphotoAday said...

Well, what a generous Aunt...
And great notes -- the scene is a familiar one...

imbeingheldhostage said...

What great notes! Says a lot for how they're being brought up-- triplet boys... wow, some people are so lucky.