Chiocciola Posta

BY jane, ON Wednesday, March 16, 2011 AT 11:44 am

As you know,  I am a huge fan of Snail Mail. I have been working all week on some invitations for the Italian Consulate in New York. Since I have been immersed in this glorious language all week, I couldn’t help but wonder what Snail Mail was in Italian! Some words in other languages are just fun to say and I think chiocciola qualifies!  I received a comment from Tina on our blog about the Park Avenue sculpture roses, saying I should write Mayor Bloomberg and thank him for supporting the arts!  I shall do that immediately!  I will let you know if he writes back! I shall also write my elderly friend in Florida,  and my darling little nieces and nephews-so that they know at an early age the pleasure of receiving, and therefore sending of Chiocciola Posta! Who will you write?

One Response to “Chiocciola Posta”

  1. I remember before email, cell phones and texting, I did my letter writing on Sunday afternoons. I looked forward to choosing which note card or writing paper to use. Every envelope was secured with a pretty sticker or sealing wax! I’d almost forgotten about sealing wax! As a military family stationed in several states and overseas, it was the only way to keep in touch with family and friends. I often wished I’d kept copies of the letters I’d sent, especailly the ones I wrote when we lived in England.
    My mother actually kept all the letters and cards I sent to her. Now I can enjoy reading and remembering all the things we did, decades later.

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