The art of letter writing

@sylvia13 (1851)
Nelson Bay, Australia
September 25, 2007 2:16pm CST
A short while ago somebody made a comment about letter writing and I recommended a book called "For the love of letters", written by Samara O'Shea. I have since bought the book and I would like to copy the following quote: "The art of general letter-writing in the present day is shrinking until the letter threatens to become a telegram, a telephone message, a post-card". That quote is from Emily Post, written in Etiquette and it was published in the year 1922!!! So it seems that the complaint about lack of letters and letter writing has been around for a long while!
1 response
@chym1101 (169)
• China
25 Sep 07
Hello, sylvia! As the computers and cellphones are more and mort popular, fewer and fewer people prefer to writing to fiends. Certainly it is more convenient to communicate with others by electrical ways, but decades of years later can you enjoying yourself in thumbing the old and crisp letters from your friends? I am an orthodox girl, and I have been writing all the time! I think the feeling is different between seeing the message on the computer screen and on the letter paper.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
26 Sep 07
Thanks for your response! You are right, e-mails usually end up in E-mail heaven and years later there is nothing for one to keep or enjoy! I have an aunt who is nearly 87 years old, so e-mailing is out of the question for her, so we communicate by writing letters instead! I like her letters, as she definitely has a sense of humour and I also love her handwriting, so smooth and pretty!