The Art of the Hand Written Letter Revived
I just received a Hand Written Letter! It gave me quite a thrill. Forgive me for doing a double take when I checked my mail today. I thought the art form had been extinct since the advent of electronic mail, better known as e-mail. My dear friend Joe Blank has just resurrected it!
Joe, who was my original cooking-demo assistant ages ago at Lincoln Square Synagogue, wrote me yesterday that he found in his drawers a hand written letter he meant to send me almost twenty years ago. No wonder it is called snail mail! It really made my day, so I thought I’d share. Since I am low tech and have no scanner, I am copying it. Here it is:
A hearty thanks on behalf of the 118 ecstatic students who enrolled in your Spring Cooking Classes at Lincoln Square Synagogue. It was always a joy to observe everyone relishing the delicious delectable delights as they were being prepared, and then anxiously anticipating the next course. We were all not only inspired by the food, but we also came away convinced that kosher cooking, if prepared properly and creatively, could easily be elevated to the level of fine cuisine.
Of course, the true success of the classes was not merely the opportunity to enjoy and learn your tasteful and appealing dishes, but the manner in which they were masterfully rendered and wonderfully complemented by your unique charm, poise and sense of humor.
Again, on behalf of all your very contended friends at LSS, please accept our unanimous Five-Star Review! Joe Blank