I missed getting letters in the mail!

@dragon54u (31617)
United States
October 18, 2008 11:46am CST
I remember how nice it was to get the mail and find a letter from a friend or relative. I have a lot of old letters from my grandma (passed away for 30 years now) and other relatives and friends and I like reading them every so often. Sure, emails are nice but they've replaced letters for the most part. I always liked holding the paper and reading the letter on the couch or a favorite chair then answering it. I liked the funny pictures a friend would draw to illustrate a point or a newspaper clipping someone would enclose that they thought I'd be interested in. Do you miss real letters or do you prefer the emails?
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@SangsTurks (1447)
• India
20 Oct 08
Very true, e-mail has taken over the letters (snail mail). I too have a lot of greeting cards and letters that i still have and i love to read them when i have the time. Now a days letters as well as cards are out with e-mail and e-greetings comming in. The art of letter writing is also lost with the e-mails comming in place. Now people hardly know how a leter should be written, e-mail has a casual way of writing letters nit like what it used to beb with letters.
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I haven't heard from you in a long time, my friend! I went so far as to look at your activities to see if you were still here! Oh, we get so busy, don't we?! I have a full time job now and not much time anymore to be on myLot. Hope things are going well for you and your family!
• India
22 Oct 08
hey, Congratulation on your job, hope you like it this time!!.I had gone on a small vacation for about 15 days and when we came back from the vacation my son got gastroentritis (stomach infection) and so i got busy with him. i thought i had told you that i would not be there for 15 days.
@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
29 Oct 08
I still write to my Sister and My Mom..My Mom, like me loves getting things in the mail and i love sending to her and since she's 83 its the least i can do since i live in Texas and she lives in California..one of my sisters has cancer and no voicebox so since she can't talk to me this is our way of conversing..she also lives in California..neither have a computer or cell phone for texting..I was bright up old fashioned and love letter writing..
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I'm so sorry about your sister but it appears she's making the best of it! Letters are so wonderful, aren't they? And when you think of just $.42 to send a letter hundreds of miles, the postage doesn't seem so bad!
@airl1527 (355)
• China
20 Oct 08
I haven't received a real letter for many years. Maybe i am more excited at receiving a real letter.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I haven't gotten a letter recently, either. I did get a card for my birthday and it was nice to see someone writing to me on the inside of the card. I kept that card on my mantel for weeks! I wish letter writing would make a return. Perhaps I'll take the initiative and write someone a letter!
• China
19 Oct 08
Hi, I am sad that to hear it.I liked to read the letter before,but I haven't received the letter for many years.They said "Read the letter just like seeing the person" Have a lovely day!
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Yes, it is almost like seeing the person. You have their handwriting in front of you to see, sometimes it is trembling and sometimes it's joyous. You can tell a lot from someone's handwritten words. Emails are nice but very impersonal. I don't write letters nowadays but I do send cards on special occasions and just for fun a lot of times.
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
19 Oct 08
I miss receiving letters from my penfriends when I was a young kid, the letters in blue paper from my relatives abroad who live in Canada. The internet has made us closer and the need for traditional mail is really questioned. I doubt whether it will keep up the pace with the electronic mail. © ronaldinu 2008
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I admit that email can be much better in ways than snail mail but I still miss the happiness of seeing a letter in the mailbox!
• United States
18 Oct 08
I actually like getting e-mails, but not spam e-mails. I think it's more instant and it seems easier to keep in touch with someone far away. I used to write a lot of letters, but they would take a long time to reach their destination. With e-mail, I can communicate with distant relatives more often and for less money.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
18 Oct 08
You're right, and I like emails also. I just miss the little thrill of a letter!
@mscott (1924)
• United States
18 Oct 08
I use to like getting letters as well but the only people that ever send them to me anymore are my aunt and grandma. Everyone else uses a different means for communicating. As I have gotten older though there is no slow down in the lack of mail that I receive. Unfortunately 80 percent of it or more is junk mail. I am not even sure how they get my name for some of the stuff they send me or why they send it to me. I especially like the ones that spell my name wrong and then say hello dear friend we have a great deal waiting for you. Thanks for the junk mail, the recycling company will put it to good use.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Oct 08
I still get snail mailo from friends and relatives. Most are from elderly ones though. They don't like computers or are afraid of them. I love writing etc to relatives ever so often and do miss the amount of mail I used to get. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Yes, you can't take an email and pour over it unless you want to waste paper printing it out. And handwriting tells a lot about the person, as much as the words sometimes. I remember see Grandma's writing getting even more spidery and how it shook as she got near the end of her life. I treasure those letters!
• Singapore
19 Oct 08
In a way, I kinda missed getting letters too. When we were in our courtship years, my hubby and I used to write letters and postcards to each other. He would draw cartoons to illustrate how he was feeling about me, like he was away and missed me. I love it. I still have them all in the store room. Recently he asked me to burn them all but I'm very hesitant. I love them all. It reminded me of certain events and outings we had. It was wonderful reminiscing about the past. But I know that it's taking up space and when we need soem more space, I may burn them all, except for a few, I guess. Sentimental value..