Pen pal.

@Lore2009 (7389)
United States
January 26, 2009 1:26pm CST
I used to have a pen pal from another country when I was in middle school. Presently, I pen pal with my second cousin. How often do you physically write letters these days? Do you have a pen pal?
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@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I used to have a pen pal when I was in 8th grade to freshman year of high school. He was from Germany and we lost touch. I have bad writing. I don't write any letters. Only emails now to friends and things. I want a penpal.
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@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
26 Jan 09
It's funny how you realize one day that it has ended long ago. Thanks for the reply!
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• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
i used to have a lot of penpals when i was in school too. we used to write letters and exchange emails. nowadays we just stay in touch via emails and IMs too..i do send out cards during birthdays and christmas though
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@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I had two penpals while in school. I had one in second grade that I think was from some where in the united states. Then in 5th grade I had a boy penpal from france. I think we only wrote back and forth twice. My neighbor had a penpal that she wrote to for years. My cousin and I used to write back and forth for awhile but we haven't done it that much in years. I have thought about getting another one just because I like to write letters.
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• Canada
26 Jan 09
I used to love having pen pals when I was in school. At one time, I signed on with an organization for pen pals and I think I was writing back and forth with at least a dozen people all around the world. It was fascinating to me when we would exchange photos, postcards, bits of currency, stamps, bookmarks... all sorts of little inexpensive things that expressed what our country or community was all about. I particularly remember corresponding with other girls in Australia, Greece, and Wales and a boy in Wisconsin that lived on a dairy farm. Today, I only hand write a few letters per year (often to older folks that do not have computers). I do send handwritten thank you notes and include notes in birthday and other occasion cards. But, like most, I do most of my correspondence electronically. I still really love postal mail though... nothing like opening the mailbox and finding a letter that you can take to the table and sit down with a tea or coffee and enjoy reading news from someone you care about :) Good letter writing is a lost art, I think ;)
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
26 Jan 09
There is nothing you can replace with an authentic writing. Your experience sounds like much fun... I'd like to try it now. Thanks for posting.
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@ank_47 (1963)
• India
27 Jan 09
i don;t have penpals upto now,but interested. my husband has one lady pen pal when he was a student. she is from malasyia. but now i will email to my old friends and gets replies from them.