Does anyone out there remember what pen pals were? If you had a pen pal, you and they would write back and forth to each other. Actual pens were used, and not computers or texts. Oftentimes you didn’t know this person but would get to know them through corresponding. When I was a girl, at one point I had seven pen pals. One day my family took a little day trip to visit my favorite pen pal, Ann, about two hours away. My dad had rigged up this first meeting for me, as he knew Ann and I were great buddies but had never met. What a sweet day that was! And how nice of my dad to get us together. Maybe my dad understood…he liked to write letters like I did. He got it! :)
Yesterday I went to the post office to mail a card to my friend Lyn in Australia. I found out I could buy postage stamps (called “global stamps” — who knew?!) and mail letters to her often. Great! Now I just need to get disciplined to write “snail mail” letters again. But with such a good friend, how can I not? :) For years now I have preached about bringing back the fine art of handwritten letters. Though my handwriting is not a very nice specimen, I do intend to actually WRITE more letters. I will keep you posted! Perhaps you can respond to this post and let me know of your experiences?
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