Well here it is. I guess you might call this a New Years Resolution project. Over the years I have saved several groups of family ephemera, another way of saying family junk to some. One of the things that has always struck me as rather odd is the idea of a family discarding this stuff. I suppose once all of the individuals who produced these letters, cards, and notes have died; those left behind may feel little attachment or regard for the documents left behind.
Perhaps if people realized that these documents have meaning even long after the individuals creating them are no longer with us, might be a little less likely to throw this tuff away. The documents our ancestors created say not only a lot about the individuals themselves, but also the times they lived in. These items speak to me and hopefully will speak to you too!