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Old 04-11-21, 09:15 AM  
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OT - Pen pals anyone?

I知 just curious - would anyone here be interested in having a pen pal?

I started thinking about this yesterday when I got a letter from a friend in VA. We send hand written letters to each other and it made me feel good when I saw a letter from her in my mailbox and I really looked forward to reading it.

I text a couple people and phone a couple people, but I realize getting a letter in the mail is something I look forward to and I miss the good old days when I was corresponding with several people. I知 going to check out some of the pen pal websites, too.
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Old 04-11-21, 11:20 AM  
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I知 just curious - would anyone here be interested in having a pen pal?

I started thinking about this yesterday when I got a letter from a friend in VA. We send hand written letters to each other and it made me feel good when I saw a letter from her in my mailbox and I really looked forward to reading it.

I text a couple people and phone a couple people, but I realize getting a letter in the mail is something I look forward to and I miss the good old days when I was corresponding with several people. I知 going to check out some of the pen pal websites, too.
I retired 8 years ago and moved 45 miles away from where I had gone to college, lived, and worked for 40 years.

I have, in these past 8 years, tried to turn two of my friends, one of whom lives now in another state and one of whom still lives in Tucson, into pen pals. I regularly write chatty and confessional letters to them.

The one who lives in another state calls me once or twice a year. I've heard from the other one twice, both times on FB messenger.

These are women with whom I have been friends for decades. These are literate and thoughtful women. These are women who, I KNOW, cherish my friendship.

But why they won't write back is a mystery.
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Old 04-11-21, 11:38 AM  
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Some people are not letter writers. I had a childhood friend that I would write to (when I moved away) and she never wrote back to me. Or, at least very little.

I miss letter writing and would enjoy having a fitness pen-pal. That would be fun!
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Old 04-11-21, 01:22 PM  
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I think it痴 a wonderful idea! I would love to participate. However, I知 not big on writing long letters, but would enjoy sending cards with short notes.
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Old 04-11-21, 02:00 PM  
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Oh I would be happy to participate but not good at long letters.
I actually send a card here and there to a couple of VFers already. I might get chatty in a card, lol.

So if that is ok, then count me in 😃
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Old 04-11-21, 03:35 PM  
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I'd be interested too, but not up for long letters.
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Old 04-11-21, 06:27 PM  
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I would love a fitness pen-pal! (I prefer frequency over length.)
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Old 04-12-21, 06:27 AM  
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I would absolutely consider this.
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Old 04-12-21, 08:57 AM  
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I send out lots of cards to family and friends. Most are meant to be an encouraging drop-in into their mailbox and lives. But a few of them are pen pals and I exchange everything from short notes to long letters. It just depends on what I'm responding to. I'd love to participate!
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Old 04-12-21, 09:34 AM  
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What a great idea, I had a penpal in school and we met in person after we graduated high school.

We have lost touch now.

I would be interested in short notes as well. There is something about getting an actual piece of mail.

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