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Apr 21Liked by Amy Dickinson

Love this! Thanks Amy!💗

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Thank you, Elise -- for being such a faithful reader. Every week! I really appreciate it.

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Apr 21Liked by Amy Dickinson

love and miss you madly! As always, your newsletter is delightful!

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You are one of the very best good things in my life, Gay!

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Apr 21Liked by Amy Dickinson

This is lovely. I used to write long letters and rarely do any more. I have cards, and stamps, and pens, but just have not been doing it. One of my three sisters sends cards irregularly, and my brother writes to me every year or two and I owe him a letter right now.

That book of letter frameworks sounds great!

It’s also hard to find YOUR books! I gave away Mighty Queens and have been hunting for another copy without success so far, but I will keep looking. Thank you for all the things you write. I read your column in our local paper for years - now it is a mere shell of its former self and the paper delivery cost is almost $1000/year so (as retirees on Social Security) we switched to digital. I now read your column online in the Washington Post because it also has actual news, and opinions. And I try to remember to check Wait Wait to see if you are on!

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My books seem readily available on Amazon and through other sources, but I'd be happy to send you a copy, Pat. Why don't you email me at askamydaily@gmail.com and give me your postal address and I'll slip one in the mail .... (Thank you so much for wanting to re-read my book. I really appreciate it.)

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Apr 21Liked by Amy Dickinson

I REALLY enjoy reading your newsletter (and your occasional appearances on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me). They make me happy, or share insights.

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Thank you so much, Ken. I really appreciate your support.

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You’re a tonic. Thank you for all you do, and especially how you do it.

Dana (Galullo) Sanderson ❤️

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Thank you, Dana -- I would love to see you in person again!

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Lovely - as usual. I do look forward to your weekly updates. I miss letters. I used to correspond with a few folks and regretfully that all fell by the wayside - the tech is easier right? But not the same. I used to "like" my hand writing too but that has also gone away sadly. Maybe this is just the inspiration for me to at least start the process and see what happens. Thanks Amy!

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I was just about to write a letter to my old and best friend, Connie!

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Amy, you are a treasure!

I read you every day in the L.A.Times, and "One Good Thing" always has something interesting for me-

sometimes more than one good thing!

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Off topic but I just read your column in the Washington Post this morning and the statistician that said not to feather your cap was so rude! You were very kind to even bother printing that. That person seems like an unhappy person.

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Apr 22·edited Apr 22

If you enjoyed the reading of Jane Austen's hate mail, you'll love Steve Almond's book, Letters from People Who Hate Me. He responds hilariously to each one.

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Keep on writing Amy! I love reading your stories! They always give me a reason to smile! I hope you have a great week!

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Hello Amy,

Actually, I did subscribe to your newsletter on purpose! I faithfully read your Asking Amy column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sunday paper, and love your sensible advice, and that's why I subscribed. I was a very sporadic letter writer but was forced to write them in the age of very expensive overseas phone calls and before email existed, so I didn't write very often but when I did, the letters were very long! ;)

Keep up the good work! Thank you.

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This is a great topic. Real mail. I have a weird affection for my town’s scruffy, often dysfunctional post office. Oddly, I love when there’s a line at the service desk. People talk to each other. Strangers and acquaintances. Once, a man I’d never met looked at me in line and said, “Hey, aren’t you the street lady?” And I said yes because I knew he was referring to a newspaper column I’d written about curious things embedded in our town’s sidewalks. When the pandemic hit and the world turned sideways, I took up letter writing. Even to people in my own town. I’m still writing, mainly to out-of-towners. We must preserve our postal service. Thanks for a great topic, Amy.

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Love this! Reading this reminded me of writing letters to a guy I was interested in while he was stationed in Bosnia. I wonder if I still have his letters. I was in college and we ended up not working out in “real life” but I think fondly of those letters. I still love mailing out and receiving Christmas cards, although every year I get fewer and fewer. There is nothing like the written word in print! Thanks for sharing, as always.

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Each of your One Good Things newsletters seems like a personal note in my mailbox. I especially love the music you include occasionally. Thanks!

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