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Snail Mail Rules – A Sweet Note in the Retro Roadmap Mailbag

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Here at Retro Roamdap HQ I get the occasional SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope, for those of you who didn’t grow up watching ZOOM) but today’s note has super-surpassed all of those!
Retro Roadmap Fan Mail
It reads:

Dear Mod Betty,

My name is L______ and I am a 13 year old boy who is an antique and vintage collector since I was five. My mother and I travel all over the east coast finding “cool retro places worth visiting!”

Your website has been so helpful when we plan our trips. I always look forward to see your swell new postings. It’s been great fun following you, and if I find some retro worthy places for you to visit I’ll send them your way.

Isn’t that the most wonderful, sweetest thing? Written in cursive, on an “up-cycled” vintage card – which is part of L______’s collection:

Retro Roadmap Fanmail

Isn’t that just the cutest thing?!!!

I can’t tell you how much it means to me to know that just by sharing this wacky stuff that I love to do, that it’s helping other folks out there have their own Vintage Adventures! And much like me being Auntique Beth to the Retro Roadkids, I love it when I feel like a younger generation “gets” how cool some of these neat old places are, and cool old things.

AND the fact that Retro Roadmap is helping to make great memories to last a lifetime, as L and his mom go out Retro Roadmapping? Oh, my heart is full!

Don’t worry, I’ll be sending L_____ his mom D____ (who sent along her own note letting me know it was OK’d by her that he send the letter) a Retro Roadmap funpack, and if I could bundle up a hug to go along with, that’s included too!

Mod Betty

4 responses to "Snail Mail Rules – A Sweet Note in the Retro Roadmap Mailbag"

  1. Mary Feb 02, 2013 at 12:13

    How cute! Its great that kids are into retro and vintage. My kids love traveling with me everywhere. And he is correct, your site is a good source of information and whenever I am heading out of town, I check to see if you have anything posted for the place I will be visiting!

    • Mod Betty Feb 03, 2013 at 17:17

      Mary- I’m tickled that the “younger set” digs Retro Roadmap, as well as swell folks from all decades – thanks for being one of ’em too!

  2. Maria Feb 04, 2013 at 11:02

    That is too adorable! And I love how he sent snail mail and not e-mail.

    • Mod Betty Feb 05, 2013 at 08:27

      I know – I’m totally smitten – glad I’m not the only one to see the charm in a hand written note too 🙂