Gretchen Louise

Paper Kisses

I inherited from my maternal grandmother a love of books, of words, and of letters. Her “Independence Day Present” to me was a combination of those three loves: Susan Besze Wallace’s beautiful collection Love & War: 250 Years of Wartime Love Letters. Major Sullivan Ballou wrote the following in a letter to his wife Sarah…

Don’t think

My best friend’s favorite piece of advice to me is two simple words: Don’t think! We’ve made it more specific with additions like, “Especially after dinner,” or, as I told her today, “Don’t even think after lunch.” Maybe it’s just me, but after a certain point in the day, it really is best if I…

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