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Love through postcards
作者:佚名    文章来源:CBS News    点击数:17    更新时间:2019/12/21 (第14教学周)  

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Glor: Steve Hartman has been "On the Road" for years, and we finally got a postcard.

Generally speaking, postcards are for braggarts. Write what you will, but the core message is always the same, "I'm on vacation. You're not. Nah-nah. Wish you were here." If they really wish you were there, they wouldn't have left you behind. But in Valdosta, Georgia, we found a man who is bringing a certain sincerity to the petty postcard. His campaign started in 1995. David Lasseter had just dropped off his oldest daughter at college. She was going to Notre Dame, and he was going to mush.

"Because I cried from South Bend, Indiana, to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, with the whole family in the car when I left her. And I missed her."

So that night he sent her a postcard.

And then, why quit?

Just as he has done virtually every day since for all four of his kids. Any day they're not with him, he sends cards, nearly 20,000 over 20 years. His daughter, Sarah, who lives in Savannah, Georgia, has actually saved them all on strings, in racks, and crammed in cabinets.

There's nothing I love more than just a picture of a building.

And almost every card is unique.

He'll mail anything.

On front and back, ...

Uncle Ben's rice box.

... what did he find to say?

There's a whole lot to talk about, gardening and football.

Apologies to your dad, but that sounds boring. I mean, come on...

I need a hard lace-up shoe.

...who really cares what happened at the podiatrist.

He taped my foot and said for me to wear my shoes all the time.

I don't even know if they read the cards anymore.

And he doesn't mind if they don't. David says this was never about conveying new information. This was always about repeating the same message over and over and over again.

When I'm gone, they'll know their daddy loved them.

I think they know that now.

You know, life gets tough, and it's nice to know somebody loves you, no matter what.

A good reminder, after this week, especially, to tell your kids you love them as daily and creatively as you possibly can. Steve Hartman, "On the Road," in Valdosta, Georgia.

Glor: Yep. After this week, especially.
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