Do you keep letters?

letters - I have a wonderful feeling reading the leters from the past.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
Philippines
May 29, 2007 7:57am CST
Do you keep letters from your old friend, crushes, lovers, and even from your childhood sweethearts?Later this morning I was cleaning my storage room when I saw a box with my old files and some note and papers, aside form the box I saw a box of shoe and when I opened it, I saw plenty of letters from my friends and others from my old crushes and schoolmates. I thought I was already lost and disposed all that stuff but luckly I found it. I was laughing when I read ll the letters hahaha... and I thought how fast is the time. How about you guys do you keep letters from the past
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@subhaak (63)
• India
28 Mar 08
I never keep any letters for memory, rather I keep the person who wrote them in my brain memory forever. THis is my nature of remembering them always. But I maintain the photos took with my friends.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
28 Mar 08
Yhea your right we can keep the person through our memories but we can't trust our minds sometimes we have to admit specially when we get older our memory are not that sharp when we are still young, thats why it is better to have things likes letters to remember them for ever.
@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I keep all of my old letters, notes, and pictures. Every once in awhile I get nostalgic and go through all of them.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
28 Mar 08
Thanks for responding to my old discussion... It is nice to know that you also keep old letters... Have a nice day....
• Singapore
2 Jun 07
Sure I do. More for nostalgia's sake than anything. :P I do clear my drawers at least once a year and I do throw away those that have no more value whatsoever to me.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
thanks for responding
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@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
When im not yet married i keep some of my letters from my suitors, schoolmates and crushes. But now that i am married all letters from my past are in the trash already and the only letter i used to keep is from my husband, all his letter eversince when we are still friend is in my box.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
wow your sweet, thanks for sharing...
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@laiyongjun (1337)
• China
2 Jun 07
hehe. i always keep letters from my penfriends.when i was a child and studyed in middle school,i often made friends with someone who is far from my hometown, maybe live in shanghai, guilin,beijin and so on by letters.at that time, i couldn't offer to buy a computer and go to the net bar without.i remember that it was 5 yuan an hour in net bar.therefore i only could keep relationship by letter and keep in touch. i have many letters from my penfriends.but now none of them keep in touch with me because they haven't response to me for a long time. i don't know what happen with them. i guess that maybe they become more mature and forget me. anyway, sometimes i read the letters and find some funs.hehe.i realise that i was so cute and foolish at that time when i read the letters. thank you for your topic.thank you very much.it remaind me something wonderful memories in the past time.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
thanks also for a nice response I really appriciate you alot at least I made you remind a wonderful memories.
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• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
yes i do keep those kind of letters! back when before the internet became one of the main means of communication, i used to write letters to my friends and receive letters from crushes and sweethearts, especially cards. i still keep them in a box, don't really look at them, unless i'm doing some decluttering and come across the box then i'd start to reminisce..hehe..
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
hehehe, and dreaming....lolz thanks
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• India
2 Jun 07
i do have letters from my old friends and i have kept it in my bookshelf.whenever i open those letters i m lost in my memories.those were really golden days for me, the way we use to play, argue with each other. i feel nostalgic abt my past when i open those letters.And i m very much thankful to God that we still are touch with each other.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
thanks for sharing.
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@Lecaro (1105)
• Romania
1 Jun 07
yes i have them home.... oh.,, that is a part of my past... and i like to read them sometimes... to remember my childhood :D i have letters from two ex boyfriends and from a girl friend that is living in another town and we just met in the country side... in those letters i keep some nice memory of those times :d
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
thanks have a nice day....
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
loveletter - express your love with a style
Yes, i still have the old letters, mementos from friends, special someone and crushes back then. I have it all in my treasure box. From time to time, i go about reading them one by one, specially those letters from my first love. hahahah it brings back the good old times when i was young and innocent. lol
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
Ohh see its very nice and shiverry if we read those letters of our crushes. hehehee, thanks
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
31 May 07
I only received letters from my brother and from one of my friends, and sadly, I lost all of those letters - this means I never really kept it well. When I try to recall I really would think how it could have been nice if I kept all those letters and show all those letters to them (my brother and my pen friend) but I can no longer do anything. My only consolation now is that we no longer need to write letters to communicate because the new era have equipped us with better communication media. I still keep in touch with them through the net and through text. LOL
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
31 May 07
Yha your right at least you been in touch always. Thanks
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
31 May 07
..cards, letters, collectible and memories - i keep all my cards and letters.
oh lynboobsy, i just treasure leters and greetings cards and small momentoes from my loved ones. since childhood i have been doing this. i keep them in a closet, which is full now and many a times i go through them memories are sweet and i cannot hold back my tears. i have small collectibles and kniak knacks aswell. my mom snaps me for this but i just cannot part with those. have a great day.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
31 May 07
Thanks for sharing...
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• China
31 May 07
I have many letters from my old friends, and i keep them for many years even till today. most of them were received when i was a freshman in university. just as you said when i read them, some may made me laugh, however, which give me so many beautiful memories.i love my friend although we seldom contact with each other coz we have so many things to do.i think i will keep them till my old age.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
31 May 07
It so nice to keep them coz you always keep the memory in your heart. Thanks
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30 May 07
it must be nice to keep memories like that to remind you of old friends i dont really write letters and havent got any stored away anywhere i suppose the people i know arent really ones for writing letters
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Thanks, anyway even without letters to remind you about old friends there's always on your mind and heart.
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
30 May 07
I keep the letters I receive, specially from people who are very dear to me. I have a special place in my room where I keep those letters with. Whenever I feel bad, I just look for it to reminisce my past. This things makes me smile. I remember all my friends and crushes in school days. Until now, I still do it so that I can have some memories from the past.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Yeah your right it makes me shiver when I read letters from my crushes before. Thanks
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@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
30 May 07
Lyn, very very interesting discussion! I have some very old letters written by my friends, crushes and schoolmates. I adore them. Although...at this point of time....they do not carry much value....even if those are destroyed....yet whenever I find time...I love to read and see those lovely letters and become nostalgic. deepak
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Yhha your right reading letters from the past reminds of some romantic and even touchy ones. Thanks
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
30 May 07
Funny you should ask this question. I'm getting ready to move so trying to weed out some non-esentials as I'm moving to a smaller place. In a box I found cards and letters written to me from my grandparents who have all passed away - some of them were as far back as my 12th birthday (40 years ago). Yep I do tend to save.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Ohh what a coincidence hehehe, really it's 40 yrs ago? I can't believe you have save them. Thanks
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@nica269 (1399)
• United States
30 May 07
I keep cards my husband gives me for valentine's day, or birthdays or anniversaries. And sometimes I keep cards my family gives me. I feel bad throwing them away, so I store them and before I know it i have TONS of cards all over the place. After a while I just throw them away.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Yahh me too I feel bad when It reminds me of something special from the past. Thanks..
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• India
29 May 07
Ya I do keep letters of the past. Sometime I go through also whenever I am free say on monday but not frequently. Letters keep us updated of the past life. Though it has not much value addition in present life. But we come to know how the past was, how we were. I do not keep all other old things. I dispose them off timely, say at every Diwali Festival. During this festival time we Indian clean our all rooms of houses specially. White washing, painting ect is done. During this cleaning process, all old things are disposed off. I too do so. If I have left using anything like shoes, clothes etc I do not reuse. Once decided anything is waste that means for ever.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
29 May 07
How often is your Diwali Festival Is it yearly? How nice to your about your festival. You mean you trow all the things that you not needed?
@mexshyl (878)
• China
2 Jun 07
Hi, lynboobsy11. I have the habbit of collect everything others present to me(of course, concluding letters ^_^). When I saw those letters, it reminded my happy memories with my friends, parents, etc. Letters? With the coming of computer, more and more people prefer e-mails than letters. Maybe after many years, the kids won't know what a letter is. I wish it won't happen. Letters make me feel closer to the writer and I like this kind of feelling. Have a happy day! :)
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• Netherlands
2 Jun 07
Gosh....I do keep all my letter that I got from my penpals since as long as I can remembered. Normally after reading it, I will seal each letter in a transparant plastic and put the date on when I got those letters then put them all together in box so it won't get dirty nor ruined by the ages. For some lovely letters I will make a copy of it, that way I won't damaged the original letters. Sounds crazy but...up till now....I still have them all neatly each letters in a plastic.
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