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    Senior Member Tradd's Avatar
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    How do you stay in contact with friends and family?

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    Snail mail
    Email
    Phone calls
    Texts
    FaceTime
    Facebook Messenger
    WhatsApp
    Other

    I use a mix of electronic methods, and even do cards and letters often.

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    I use all except snail mail.

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    All including actual face to face visits except:

    FaceTime - very occasionally
    Facebook Messenger - never
    WhatsApp- I have this but rarely use it
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    Meet in person
    Text
    Instant messenger (Spark)
    Email
    Phone calls
    Cards and gifts sometimes via snail mail

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    I use WhatsApp with a friend in Canada who is not on any social media. While my unlimited Verizon plan covers calls and texts to Canada, friend has to pay per text to the US. WhatsApp is fine.

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    All but snail mail and WhatsApp.

    Friends: I keep in touch on Facebook and Messenger, sometimes text.
    Family: Text mostly, then phone, and I go to some lengths to see them in person. I try to make a trip to CT once a year to see aunts and cousins. This year is my first year renting a house for face-time with my grandkids. I like it... we've seen them 4 times already and had great fun. Yesterday I met them at a park, and my 2 1-2 year old grandson who barely knew me when we left for Grand Isle last summer went running when he saw me across the park into my arms. Sometimes there is NO substitute for in-person visits.

    I don't like calling friends or family on the phone unless we've arranged it in advance. I feel like it's an invasion of sorts.
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    I never heard of what’s ap until my kids told me that would be the only way we could stay in contact when they were in Asia. Seeing someone in person is the best of course. Catherine, we bought the house next door to my parents and they were very close to my kids.

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    Text
    Email
    FaceBook

    rare snail mail
    Occasional phone call to some

    Every 5y we have a big reunion-this year 39 people. I am super excited!

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    We live in IN, FL and Alaska. Only use Facebook. I see them every 5 years or so.

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    Snail mail - letters with a couple of people, cards more frequently
    Email
    Phone calls
    Texts
    Facebook Messenger

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