Do you ever write social letters?
April 3, 2008 1:43am CST
Are social letters a thing of the past, killed by an increasing use of email and phones? I write the occassional letter to my elderly relatives because I know how much they appreciate hearing all the news and a letter is something you can return to again and again whereas a telephone call is over the moment you put the reciever down. Sometimes it's hard to think of things to say, but I know that even if I just wrote about the weather and what I ate for breakfast they'd still be interested. I love receiving personal letters myself. When I grab the post with a heavy heart, knowing that it's all likely to be bills, bank statements and other miserable paperwork, finding a suprise in there is wonderful and lights up my morning. Even if it's just a card it means someone is thinking of me. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm going to write a few cards today. For the pittance that a stamp costs it's a very cheap way of making someone happy.
3 Apr 08
Morning Moo...that is so true!!...i tend as we all do to write more e mails than i do letters...the last letter i wrote was to my granddaughter...shes 5 ...it was a letter to wish her a happy easter.... The point you have made about keeping lettes is a really good point...in a bag upstairs i have some letters which my sister and brother in law wrote to me in the 1970s when they lived abroad....they have stayed there ever sincew ..in that bag..they have been taken out and re read...but to me they are precious because i see very little ogf them...they still live abroad.
5 Apr 08
When I was doing my mega clear out earlier in the week I found a whole series of letters written to me by my sister when she was abroad. They were brilliant to read, big fat juicy newsy letters with pictues in the margins. I've given them back to her as I reckon she'll enjoy reliving those memories.