Sunday, February 7, 2010

I Want Stamps To Live Forever

We're told a million things a day to do in order to make this world a better place. We should stop smoking, end global warming, be kind to animals and eat vegetables.

I say we should pay attention to our children. Spend time with them. Don't throw them to the wolves of wide-screen television. Take them on a walk. Do a funny dance with them. Read them a book. Sing them a song. And spend hours examining exciting international stamps.

I have many joyous memories of stamps. I would go the New York and buy them with my Grandfather. Later in the evening I would sort them out with my Father. Later in the weekend my Uncle would stop by with a envelope full of stamps on paper he got from the travel agency.

I'm not very fond of the technology. I suspect for all the life-extending properties it proudly proclaims----it takes something spiritual from us, keeps us apart from human contact. What's the point of living another 12 years if you are alone and afraid.

That is why I want stamps to live on forever. In our lives. On our pages. In our very dreams. As an ivibrant part of education and freedom to think beyond a limiting machine. Stamps are art. Stamps are history and more important stamps are alive with the sound of children's voices being heard by their loves ones and not drowned out by the witless wonders of technology.

I want stamps to live forever. Help me make that happen. Introduce your kids to stamps.


Jason Ramey said...

Everything is going great! Thanks again for the kits. We actually just worked on them this past Wednesday at our first den meeting of the New Year. I printed out the welcome letter and hinge instruction letter and put them together in a 3-ring binder for each Scout. I also printed out the attached beginner kid’s album on card stock and put 3 pages in each binder for the boys to get started. Add to that a pack of hinges I picked up at Hobby Lobby and we had a great time exploring the stamps and getting a good start at putting the boys binders together! The boys especially enjoyed the foreign stamps detailing the space program and the U.S. commemorative Olympic stamps (we had a good discussion about the upcoming Winter Olympics). The boys really enjoyed the process and had a nice binder to take home and continue building their collection. Much appreciated!

Jason Ramey

StampDad said...

appreciate the details, always nice to hear from folks who benefit from our assistance