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Old 12-11-2012, 02:55 PM
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I still do, there is nothing I enjoy more than sending and receiving hand written letters. When my husband was away I wrote him a letter almost every week. I missed one week, but he still has them all email and pre printed cards just don't do it for me.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:41 PM
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The term "a man of texts/e-mails" doesn't have the same cachet as "a man of letters".

When you read letters to and from a historical figure, they tell you quite a lot about that individual and the times in which they lived.

Somehow, reading a collection of "tweets" and e-mails doesn't seem very compelling.

"I used to write, I used to write letters, I used to sign my name.

I used to sleep at night, before the flashing light settled deep in my brain.

So I never wrote a letter, I never took my true heart and wrote it down.

So when the lights cut out, I was lost standing in the wilderness downtown.

Now our lives are changing fast, hope that something pure can last.

It may seem strange, how we used to wait for letters to arrive.

But what's stranger still, is how something so small can keep you alive.

We used to wait."

We Used to Wait

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:15 PM
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There seems to be a lot of letter writers on here. What if we did some kind of pen pal thingie?
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:13 AM
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Are you kidding me? Writing and sending Christmas cards to my 2050 facebook friends? I kept a lot of handwritten letters I received from friends in the '70s in boxes, but now, I keep personal emails in an "old folder". I take advantage of my computer.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:47 AM
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The only handwriting thing I get my wife, is her shopping list. Nothing else, the rest are either text messages or phone calls. But I found her handwriting hard to read sometimes.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:54 PM
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back in my day we told them in person, not through hand-written letters ...

just making a devil's advocate point here

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:51 AM
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Holy thread bump!
I only hand-write thank you notes these days.
Seriously. Almost a decade old. I don't even remember who I was when I originally responded.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
I got an email from my mom last night about my grandmother. After reading that she's not doing very well, I did a little reflecting on my relationship with family and close friends. I have to say that I feel pretty good about my ability to take the time to write to those who are special to me.

For everyday notes of hello and such, an email is normally sufficient for most, but I have always hand-written my grandmother or my husband's family (as well as those relatives no longer living) and lengthier, more personal notes to my friends.

In the digital age that we are in, it seems that no one actually sits down to write a letter by hand anymore. Do you?
I included a hand written note in a xmas gift I gave this girl. scored some major points actually. said I was rare
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