Last week I had a lovely surprise - an e-friend who I have never met in person sent me a real world postcard.
She lives in Virginia in the US, but is soon to move to Europe. We're hoping we'll actually meet there later this year.
This is the card she sent, which for me has connotations of the great-great-great-and probably even greater-uncle of mine who died in the Civil War.
The card commemorates a big Confederate victory in the war. The postmark is Manassas National Battlefield Park, February 23.
On the back she writes (among other things), "there is a cold wind blowing here". I hope it's not so cold there now.
It's interesting how exciting actual contact is compared to virtual contact. I guess the contrast enhances that excitement, in either direction.
Thanks for the card, V, and looking forward to seeing you ... somewhere!