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    Wonderful WS. Likewise, I still have the letters that my late DH sent me from Nova Scotia where he was working and I was at university in Toronto; plus the map with handwritten pages of each turn to get from Toronto, Ontario through Montreal Quebec to the lower townships 53 years ago. A lot of changes have taken place in the traffic since then.

    I attended a showing at a local art gallery some years ago where letters from the past 100-150 years were available for reading. A woman had collected them and the personal information and history of daily life being reported was fascinating and delightful. Pioneers had similar emotions and challenges to those today. I loved that show.

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    I wrote letters to my now wife once fiancé 35 years ago. She still has them. Where will the emails be 35 years from now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I have a couple of people I correspond with by snail mail, and I do send thank-you notes and cards. ....
    Same here. For holidays like birthdays my siblings and I have transitioned to emails, but I know that for some people (like my unofficial inlaws who are in their late 80s) getting mail is a big deal. They look forward to seeing what's in the mailbox every day. I just sent them a postcard when we were on vacation in S. Calif. last week and I think it will bring a smile to their faces when they receive it this week.

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    I never kept cards, letters or email. Don’t write letters anymore.

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    A cousin and I write regularly and I try to send my mom a note every week or so. We're very big on hand written thank you notes and there are 6 in my purse today that I need to drop off at the post office, written by my 22 and 21 year old sons.
    I use to write a lot, there was a long letter in the mailbox probably every other day and I loved walking to the box and returning to the front porch to open the letters, read, and start an immediate reply.
    We had a conversation about pen pals the other day while I was visiting with friends. I wrote to Sandra in Scotland from 3rd grade through the first year or two of college. I haven't found her yet on facebook but wish I would. I was going to college and she was headed to trade school to be a hairdresser. I remember she lived in "Old Smithy Cottage" and I was fascinated by that address because mine was just a plain old Route _ Box__. Their house was a converted stone blacksmith shop in their old village. Almost every village in Scotland has an Old Smithy Cottage!
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    I used to write lots of letters. I always did handwritten notes weddings, showers, etc. I still send birthday cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    I never kept cards, letters or email. Don’t write letters anymore.
    I keep them all. I'm ridiculous. But I'm not sorry.
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    If I want to correspond with my ex (we're still friends) I do have to snail mail him. In fact right now I have an envelope addressed to him in my purse that I need to add a note to. It contains his cousin's obituary. Ex lives pretty much off the grid. I write him about every 4-6 mo., send him a winter package of handwarmers, books, etc.

    I have one other friend I write because she is not online.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    Catherine, the last time I moved I threw away my yearbooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Catherine, the last time I moved I threw away my yearbooks.
    I tossed mine several years ago after moving those heavy things from floor to closet to bookshelf to floor in this house. Never looked at them; never recall my school years as "the best years of my life"; haven't kept track of but two people with whom went to high school (one is a cousin) and don't know anyone from university. Why was I keeping them? I've never had cause to regret tossing them.
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    I don't write any letters or cards. I have none kept / stored either.

    I do have photos - but even still it is a relatively small number. All fit into one storage box.

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