National Geographic : 1920 Oct
"And I Haven't Forgotten a Soul!" "T HAVE learned my lesson. It is this. The 1 people who always do the right thing at the right time-the people we come to love for their constant acts of kindness-who are always known for their thoughtfulness-these people aren't inspired. They don't act on the impulse of a moment. They simply use forethought. They are always thinking ahead about ways of show ing their good will to others. "It was last Christmas morning that tnis came over me, when the postman handed me dozens of Christmas cards from friends to whom I had entirely forgotten to send cards. I was so morti fied that then and there I made a vow. "And today, long before Christmas, I have made up my list of friends to send cards to this year. First, everyone who sent one to me last year, for I saved every card I got and on the back I wrote the name and address of the sender. "Then I got out my old school class book for the friends of long ago. From the church list and the woman's club yearbook I got my acquaint ances there, and from the local telephone book the correct addresses of my neighbors. "I'm sure I haven't forgotten a soul. And what a relief it is to know that it's all done way ahead of time, that all the addresses are right, and that I can go out now and buy just the appropriate card for each person, with plenty of time to choose before the stores are crowded. "And this year there won't be in my mail any cards from people I forgot to remember." Send roc for "Forget-me -nots"-a little book of days to remember hYe Greeting Card Association "N k "Yc Scatter Sunshine with Ghristmas Cards "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"