“Papa’s Portugeese Soup”


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My Grandpa sent this letter to a friend a long time ago, and it just made its way to me via an email from my dad.

Typed, on what looks like it may have been an electric typewriter, it gives instructions, with inline commentary, on how to make a soup.

LETTERS! People used to write them. My emails have the same tone as this letter. It sounds like he just sat down and turned it out quickly, then sent it on. Communication tone has not changed that much over the past few decades when people are still really trying to communicate.

What is the difference in the state of mind between an email written as a letter, and something resampling a tweet?