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Missive From Strangers From Friends by zer0gee

November 30th, 2008 12:09 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Have a stranger write a postcard or letter to someone you know.

It is recommended that you give the postcards to strangers already-stamped and addressed.

Two of my good friends here at SF0 are moving. One of them is moving further away from me, and the other is moving closer to me. I thought this task would be a good opportunity to send them some interesting mail - the last mail in an old place for one of them and the first mail in a new place for the other. I used six postcards each for them in a mix of handmade and store bought.

I work at one of Chicago's most popular tourist destinations, and people from all over the world come through every day. I decided to ask if they would be willing to write good luck notes in their native languages for my friends who were moving. Despite some bewilderment and language barriers (possibly the cause of the bewilderment), every single person I asked was pleasantly accomodating. In fact, some were touched by the idea, or excited to help out. I am thrilled with the wide assortment of languages represented here - only one is repeated in all twelve cards.

These cards were sent out yesterday, and if the recipients would like to post here when the cards are received, I would appreciate knowing they made it to you. Thanks! :)

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Chicago
family from West Africa
Afrikaans
Chicago
visitor from Sweden
Swedish
handmade
visitor from China
Chinese
handmade
Spanish-speaking visitor
Spanish
Chicago
English
handmade
Korean visitor
Korean
handmade
visitor from Italy
Italian
fairy postcard
Portugese
Chicago
Spanish
handmade
Polish
fairy postcard
Dutch
robots from Ikea
Turkish

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posted by October on November 30th, 2008 1:37 PM

What a wonderful way to complete the task - in so many different languages! Your friends are very lucky indeed. :) I hope you'll update with their reactions to the postcards at some point!

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posted by Morte on November 30th, 2008 2:56 PM

And she makes her own postcards, too. *sigh*

Those are wonderful!

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posted by Myrna Minx on November 30th, 2008 3:04 PM

I LOVE ZG'S POSTCARDS

did i see st. louis in a stranger's handwriting??

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posted by zer0gee on November 30th, 2008 5:13 PM

No, you most certainly did not.

;)

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posted by zer0gee on December 4th, 2008 10:42 PM

Anybody get some postcards yet?

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on December 5th, 2008 7:29 AM

AHHHHH!

zer0gee-postcards.jpg

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posted by zer0gee on December 5th, 2008 5:02 PM

Exactly.

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on December 5th, 2008 5:04 PM

<3

I have something for you come Sunday, barring an upset.

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posted by Secret Agent on December 5th, 2008 5:19 PM

This is really sweet, though those Ikea robots look kind of menacing.

Also, good to see your shelf growing back Dax.

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posted by rongo rongo on December 6th, 2008 7:47 PM

Those are lovely postcards, and I like the whole foreign language theme.

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posted by Ben Yamiin on March 21st, 2009 2:40 PM

you're playing at my language-geek-heart-strings. and you play a mighty fine tune.