Tag: letter

Feb 20, 2015

These Two Brothers Have Exchanged the Same Birthday Card Since 1987

These Two Brothers Have Exchanged the Same Birthday Card Since 1987

For the last 27 years these two brothers have sent each other the same birthday card, filling whatever space they can find for some brotherly love. Sometimes they are early, often they are late and sometimes they completely miss a year! But the tradition continues along with the passing back and forth of a…

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Feb 5, 2015

20 Amazing Letters Worth Reading

20 Amazing Letters Worth Reading

Since 2009, Shaun Usher has curated the incredible blog, Letters of Note; a collection of fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos throughout history. Usher has carefully catalogued nearly 1000 letters and going through the archive is a recurring ritual for the Sifter. Last year, 125 of the most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters…

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Jan 25, 2015

Postman Introduces You to All of the Dogs on His Route

Postman Introduces You to All of the Dogs on His Route

Watch as an Australian postman introduces us to all of the dogs on his route. In Australia, the grass/lawn from the letterbox to the road that you see him riding on is owned by the Council/Government and not by the home owner, which is why they are allowed to ride there. Warning: There are…

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Dec 11, 2014

This Canadian Doctor’s Reply to a Company’s Medical Note Policy is Perfect

This Canadian Doctor’s Reply to a Company’s Medical Note Policy is Perfect

Some companies require their employees to provide an official medical note when they take a ‘sick day’. This Canadian doctor’s response is perfect. Note in Canada, the health-care system is publicly funded and all Canadians have access to universal coverage. If you find the text on the image above difficult to read, you can…

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Jul 17, 2014

Principal Writes Incredible Letter to Students Regarding Standardized Test Results

Principal Writes Incredible Letter to Students Regarding Standardized Test Results

After receiving their standardized test results, students at the Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire, England received a letter from their principal Rachel Tomlinson. The letter, posted below, reminds students of all the things a standardized test doesn’t measure. The letter was inspired by fellow educator Kimberley Hurd, who penned a blog post last October…

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Mar 14, 2014

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

In 2006 Ms. Lockwood, an English teacher at Xavier High School, asked her students to write a letter to a famous author. She wanted them discuss the author’s work and ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut (1922 – 2007) was the only one to write back and his advice is worth reading. If you can’t…

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