Ask anyone under 30 about the last letter they got in the mail, and the response you'll probably get is . . . "What's a letter?" But there are a few people out there still writing them . . .
Earlier this month, a guy in Phoenix named Matt sold a used VCR on eBay for 40 bucks. The 86-year-old guy who bought it sent a hand-written thank-you note.
His first name is Don and he'd never bought anything on eBay before so he probably didn't know you can leave feedback online. ;-)
In the letter (see below) he explained that he'd recently found a bunch of old tapes, but didn't have any way to see what was on them.
He said he found was footage from his retirement party 25 years ago...which he'd never seen before...adding, "Jeez, we were young." And he was also able to watch his wedding video, and see a bunch of friends and family who are no longer with us.
Matt was so blown away by the letter, he's framing it. He's also writing Don back to say thank you and he's offering to digitize all his tapes for him, so they're easier to watch.