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11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People

11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People
Letters of Note is one of our favorite places to hang out. Since 2009 the site has curated hundreds of interesting letters, telegrams, memos and faxes, from famous people, regular people, and even fictional people. We took advantage of their hard work and rounded up these 11 thank you (and one thanks-for-nothing) letters from their archives. 1. Thank You for the Dream You Sent Me Once upon a time (1989), a little girl named Amy sent a bottle of colored water, oil and glitter to Roald Dahl, who knew right away that this was a dream in a bottle inspired by his book, The BFG. Dear Amy,I must write a special letter and thank you for the dream in the bottle. 2. When your job involves leaving the planet to walk on the nearest rocky body, it’s important that the people who build your equipment do things the right way. To the EMU gang:I remember noting a quarter century or so ago that an emu was a 6 foot Australian flightless bird. 3. Remember prom? 4. 5. Sometimes less is more. 6. Mr. 7. 8. 9.

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