July 25th, 2021


(no subject)

Because I come from the Before Times I have all sorts of stationery dating from the 70s and 80s or even before. It's usually envelopes, because I was most prolix in my letter-writing days. A lot if it is from France which makes, or made, lovely writing paper with a linen finish, and envelopes with patterned lining to match, and some of it I know was scented as well. Memory says my mother brought it back from her trips abroad, but memory is lying as usual, because she only went on one visit to Europe without us, in 1967, and I had this paper earlier than that.

In any case, I have a box of envelopes that I use for the tips I give to delivery people- restaurants and groceries and the like. I've been doing this for sixteen months now at the rate of once or twice a week, and you'd think I'd be reaching the bottom of the stash by now. But there always seems to be more, though eventually I'll have to use the elegant ones. But I see they still make the Florentine pattern I bought when I was 14:

Hell, they still make sealing wax, and boy does that take me back.