BOLD LETTERS

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                   My teachers at Fayetteville-Manlius Elementary School

taught me the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic. They also gave SEPTEMBER 2014 002instruction on the proper way to write personal and business letters. Before days of e-mail and facebook, I enjoyed writing and receiving letters. Those from family and friends were especially meaningful to me. I cherish a letter from my Grandpa Ford.

Grandma had died a few years earlier at the age of 86. He mourned her passing and passed long hours in his rocker on the back screened in porch, where side-by-side they had spent so many times together. Then alone and lonely, he penned a letter to me, his middle granddaughter. With trembling hand and bold letters he wrote, ‘Dear Pammy’…

Apostle Paul also used big letters when preparing a letter. Some commentary writers say that he likely suffered with a serious eye condition; [his ‘thorn in the flesh’] while others say he used bold letters for special emphasis. I do not know but his readers received his love when reading between the lines.

“Look at what large letters I have written to you in my own handwriting (Galatians 6:11 HCS).”

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