“Looseleaf Letters,” Ensign, Apr. 1981, 63
Writing to a missionary son was a great way to summarize the weekly activities of our family, though it often crowded out my own journal keeping. Furthermore, his letters to us were getting smudged and misplaced as our nine children all took turns reading them.
Then a bookstore owner gave me the idea of using journal paper. Our son now sends us his letters on paper that fits in the standard looseleaf missionary diary. We have purchased a binder and have put it in a convenient place so that at any time we can read over the letters he has sent. We write our letters to him on the same kind of paper. When he returns, we will have a good record of the family for the past two years, all ready to file in another binder. Carolyn W. Winegar, Sandy, Utah