A Life Through Letters: An Aging Father's Legacy, a Son's by Ashley Davis

By Ashley Davis

When used to be the final time you wrote a letter? now not a textual content or a tweet yet a pen-to-paper or hand-typed message of gratitude, mirrored image, or expression of friendship? person who used to be greater than an easy thank-you observe ... one you thoughtfully sat down and gave your care, time, and a focus to write?

Toward the tip of his existence, Ashley Davis's father—despite severe actual challenges—composed letters to each one who had touched his existence indirectly. utilizing the only hand that also had a level of mobility, Robert Davis painstakingly typed messages of rumination and appreciation to relatives, buddies, or even inanimate gadgets that had made a good distinction in his existence. those letters served as his memoir and have been handed right down to his teenagers. yet after years of cherishing them as a kin assortment, his son well-known the price of the teachings in the letters and desired to percentage them with a bigger viewers. by means of crafting significant context round each and placing them into issues, he has enabled readers to attach of their personal strategy to the deeper messages on the center of his father's reflections.

In modern-day technology-filled, fast paced international the place soundbites and acronyms became the norm, the paintings of the handwritten letter has approximately disappeared. however the writer hopes to alter that. along with his trust that connecting within the written shape has the facility to create large and lasting effect, he invitations you in finding suggestion in his father's phrases and turn into a part of the stream to create a existence via Letters.

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