Love or Protest, Just in the Tilt Of the Stamps

Every other day, when Janie Bielefeldt writes to her husband, who is deployed in Afghanistan, she places her stamps upside down and diagonally on the letters as a way to say ''I miss you.'' Susan Haggerty says ''I love you'' by putting her stamps upside down on letters to her son, stationed in Iraq. Noma Byng does the same thing with the letters she sends to her husband when he is serving abroad as a way of trying to convey what words cannot. ''You do everything you can to make the letters seem like more than a piece of paper,'' Mrs. Byng said.

By IAN URBINA

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