Don’t E-mail This Article!

Instead, Print it Out and Drop it in the Mail

My husband laughed at me as I angled the scissors around the newspaper article for my daughter and folded it into a rectangle. “You’re actually mailing her a clip?” he asked, eyeing me as if I had just slid a vinyl 45 out of its paper sleeve to play on a phonograph. “My mother used to mail me articles.”

His late mother was born in 1919.

Ignoring him, I rummaged in the desk drawer for an envelope, searched for a stamp, and flipped through the contact list on my iPhone (I am …