No thank yous

I am not surprised, but I am still appalled.

I am helping create “graduation boxes” filled with things like a soap dish and shower shoes and a first-aid kit for high school seniors at Trinity River Mission, which serves mostly Hispanics in West Dallas. Volunteers and staff at TRM have provided tutoring for these students and encouraged them to go to college. More than 20 of them will begin college classes in August.

When we were discussing items to put into the boxes, I suggested stamps and thank-you notes.

“People don’t write thank-you notes anymore,” someone responded. “Especially young people. And, if they do, they send an email message.”

No thank-you notes! What’s the world coming to?