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Old 06-03-2007, 12:36 AM
 
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I used to love the pen pals we would have in other states or countries when I was going to school. Every year in elementary school we would get a chance to make and write a pen pal. I guess in this day and time that people rarely write to each other, it's all on email or im or text messaging. I'm one of those few left that truly enjoy writing and receiving a hand written note or letter from a friend. What do you think? Anyone out there still keep in touch by writing?
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Hot, Humid Texas
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Just this year the students in a couple of grades in our school in Texas wrote to pen pals in New York. It is a truly neat thing and its great for them to get experience writing real pen and paper letters.
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I'm afraid letter writing is a dying art. I haven't known anyone who wrote letters since my grandmother died.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I still handwrite letters. I think typing and printing out is lame. When I write a letter to someone...it's gonna be real.
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I try to maintain several penpal relationships with prison inmates.


NOT!!!!!
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:26 AM
 
Location: FL
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I had my class last year become penpals with another 1st grade class.

I remember doing it when I was a child-I think Ihad two penpals. Maybe it's a child thing?
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:59 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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you guys are my penpals....on the keyboard....gotta get that wpm up, so that when i ever move and I interview.... oh yea bay-bee look at her go on that keyboard! Dats right!
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:42 PM
 
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I had met a woman (I'm also a woman!) on a message board about 5 years back. We started e-mailing each other, then IMing each other. We did the Christmas card thing, we wrote everyday for about 3 years. I always had only 1 e-mail address, but she had 2 due to different interent providers. Well, one day my e-mail comes back undeliverable...on both her accounts. I thought..OK, we are moving on to another provider...well I never heard from again. I do miss her, I have her address but I'm not sure what happened and obviously she wanted to stop the whole thing, so why contact her.
I'm still miffed as to what happened.

I do remember having pen pals with kids I met on vacation. One I wrote to from about age 8 till we both got married in the same year. Then we lost touch. Those were hand written letters.
I do agree with Rance...their is nothing like a handwritten letter, a dying art...
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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I still handwrite letters. I think typing and printing out is lame. When I write a letter to someone...it's gonna be real.
I agree Rance, unless your handwriting is illigeble, like mine. The invention of the keyborad greatly increased my communications. People could finally understand what I was saying.
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:01 PM
 
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I can definately understand what you all are saying about the keyboard. It does make things more convenient with everyone's busy schedules. I just like keeping in touch with people and any form of communication is nice. I'm just old fashioned I guess and still enjoy hand written letters. Thanks for your replies.
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