Pen Pals

beautiful day
United States
March 26, 2016 6:56am CST
How many of us had pen pals when we were kids. I'm 51 now and I recently thought about my old pen pals and wonder how they are doing now. I remember getting fancy stationery and writing long letters and awaiting a return letter sometime within the next month. I remember answering ads in the back of my grandmother's magazines. Free this and free that.... didnt matter to me what it was.. if it was free I sent away for it. LOL. I was a kid back then, maybe 10 or so. We didn't have any form of entertainment except ourselves and our chores. Sure is different now.
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@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
I once had a pen pal. I don't know why letters stopped coming
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@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
14 May 16
@cacay1 or maybe got a gf
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 May 16
@Lucky15 hahahah, napaka sakit Kuya Eddie..
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@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
14 May 16
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@youless (92268)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Mar 16
In fact I started to lose contact with my pen friends after there was the internet. Since it is much more convenient to make a contact to each other anytime. Your discussion also reminded me of the past days when I wrote to my pen friends.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 May 16
@youless, I had a pen pal before. I do not understand where he was that time seems the words he used are weird.Then , I have just learned that he was in " Bilibid" prison in Davao. He was a killer hehehe. I was 15 and he was 42,lol. I was so terrified.
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@youless (92268)
• Guangzhou, China
14 May 16
@cacay1 The generation gap is so huge
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 May 16
@youless So true ..
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
It is nice to remember the old school days. I had collected so many postcards, letters and greeting cards in a shoebox. Sad to say, it is not popular anymore.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 May 16
@Shavkat, Me too , I had kept many social telegrams from my ex-bf hehehe.
@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
15 May 16
@cacay1 When will I receive another one?
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 May 16
@Shavkat , No more pen pal writing this time hehehehehe we have to ride on with our technology, chatting in the net, viber, Skype etc..
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
I didn't experience having a pen pal.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 May 16
@LdeL0318, Try it this time, but if you are now married, not advisable hehehe.
@JohnRoberts (60131)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Mar 16
I had a few once upon a time. Now I guess it's email pals. Not the same thrill as getting an envelope in the post with exotic stamps.
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@Hannihar (38164)
26 Mar
@cvarr0913 Yes, I had pen pals. I have one person now that I write letters to because she does not have a computer. I owe her a letter now.
@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 May 16
I had many pen pals during high school. I also had one from Oregon. His name was James McCoy. I do not know if he is still alive this time. I was 14 and he was 56 that time hehehehe. He seems just my granddad. What I like on that writing is the stamps as I am a stamp collector fanatic.
@toniganzon (51693)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
Hi! I had one pen pal that lasted for two years. She was from London and I had no idea where she is now. Currently, I have pen pals from Malaysia, Indonesia and the UK. Maybe we could be pen pals too if you wish!