Letters From Trenton

Roth Poetry


Can you imagine the stories that were told after General George Washington defeated the British at the Battle of Trenton?  His small band of revolutionary soldiers crossed the icy Deleware River on that cold Christmas eve to catch the British off guard. There was no public media back then. Just the town crier. They did have a post office of sorts and mailed letters told the stories.

I find that personal mail in an envelope with a stamp on it far outweighs any social media communications. Our Grandchildren and their children will probably look at our cursive writing like we do Old English writing of our great grandparents.

This is a project I worked on this week. The theme of the stamp art above evolved from the photo in the middle which also happens to have a set of stamps embedded in the picture. An interesting thing I discovered is that other countries…

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