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A 21st-century kid gets a 20th-century letter.

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This past summer, my 5-year-old granddaughter, Alice, had surgery. Many friends, relatives, and classmates sent her get-well cards. When I handed her a card that came via the US mail, she asked, “Do I have a password for this?”

Joan Yankun / Quincy

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