Sealed - updated

Found this unopened envelope marked "For Ethelwynne" in "Songs of Hope" by Grace Noll Crowell, published by Harper and Brothers, 1938.

What do you think, should I open it?

Readers have spoken - here  you go:

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  1. Yes, yes, yes! I'm sure Ethelwynne won't mind.

  2. What an interesting name...I looked it up and it is an old English name for a boy. Certainly not a modern name so its been there probably a long time... thus I vote to open it.

  3. To One In Sorrow - Grace Noll Crowell

    Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,
    And let me take your hand.
    I, who have known a sorrow such as yours,
    Can understand.

    Let me come in -- I would be very still
    Beside you in your grief;
    I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend,
    Tears can bring relief.

    Let me come in -- I would only breathe a prayer,
    And hold your hand,
    For I have known a sorrow such as yours,
    And understand.

  4. Hmm... Makes you wonder if Ethelwynne ever read the book if he/she never opened the note. Is it possible it was opened and resealed itself over time? That happens.