My son (and I am not mentioning a name, to protect the guilty...) wrote thank-you notes this week. It might have taken some cajoling and a few more days than I wanted, but the job is now done.*ahem* By "done", I mean the notes are written and the envelopes are addressed. And it was the latter of these two duties which seemed to cause the most brain-strain. I told my un-named son where to find the addresses of the relatives to whom he was writing thank-you notes, and thought that was all I'd need to do. Until I found an addressed envelope on the kitchen counter. The name of the recipient was clearly written in the center of the envelope. But the address was written in the upper left corner(!). So I took the envelope to this un-named teenage child and explained what-I-thought-he-already-knew about addressing envelopes. And after some eye-rolling (His, not mine!) and questions like, "Can't I just draw an arrow?", this son of mine justified his lack of knowledge. "Mom," he said (in a get-with-the-times tone of voice), "no one writes letters anymore. We text!"And I thought, Really? Is letter-writing really a lost art? Somebody, PLEASE, email me your address. I feel a great need to send something in the mail right now!