I think of those letters my Dad and his brothers sent home during the war. Sometimes their Dad or sisters would get them a bunch all at once with no consideration of when they were sent. So they numbered them. And in almost every letter was the plaintive 'please write - gosh it's been so long!' or something akin to that.
our little beach house.
The man picking up shell casings on our hike to find the falls.
various signs and portents ...