Mail from the White House

A while back, oldest daughter’s (M) third grade class wrote letters to President Obama. The whole class got a nice letter to keep in the classroom.

Then we read in the newspaper that a schoolmate of the girls’ wrote a letter to former president Jimmy Carter. He got a nice letter back too. It was a little bit of a big deal for our local elementary school.  The first grader even went on the announcements to talk about the letter he received after writing Mr. Carter.

M decided she wanted to write a letter on her own to our President.  For whatever silly reason, I forgot to photograph her letter before Mr. RSG sent it off.  We all pretty much forget she even wrote a letter.

We just got the official White House response on Friday. It wasn’t just a letter. It was a whole packet of interesting things.

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She got an autographed photo of President Obama and a photograph of the Obama family’s dog, Bo. On the reverse side of Bo’s pictures is facts about Bo.

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Bo is a Portuguese water dog, but doesn’t know how to swim and he was a gift to the Obama family from Senator Ted Kennedy and his wife, Vicki. His favorite food is tomatoes.

She also got a little booklet, “A Day in the Life of Bo”

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There was also an interview with President Obama.

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We were just so very impressed here in the RSG household  Now, granted, I know it was not from President Obama himself, and I know it was a generic form letter.  Still, the envelope was hand addressed (covered up by the letter) in pretty script writing to Miss M.

Someone had to take the time put all that together, and hand address the envelope.  That was pretty neat.

I wish I knew who to thank for compiling and sending all these things, because it was really awesome for us.  I know letter writing via snail mail is a lost art…but I hope to encourage more of this with the girls in the future.

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2 Responses to Mail from the White House

  1. Rick says:

    That is very, very cool indeed. I may encourage my girls to do the same.

  2. raisingsmartgirls says:

    You know, I would try to encourage them. The great thing about it is that they will get some kind of response. I know of adults who had actually invited President Bush to their wedding. Of course the former Prez didn’t attend, but they got a very nice letter of congratulations and well wishes on White House Stationary along with their polite decline.

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