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  1. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    does anyone receive a written letter from friends any more or as it completely given way to e-mail?

    1. Polly C profile image95
      Polly Cposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The last time I received a letter was in 2002, when a friend who had gone to Nigeria for voluntary work. I don't think technology was too great, just talking on the phone was a nightmare. I loved getting a letter though, somehow seems more personal than an email and you can keep them and read them in years to come - in fact I found this old letter in a cupboard only last week.

      I used to love writing letters as well, and used to write really long ones to my friend at university back in the early 90s.  Email is good as it's instant though - letter writing is definitely a dying art.

    2. Lisa HW profile image66
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have one friend who writes, and I write back.   Things can be so much more personal in a "regular" letter.  Before she passed away, my aunt wrote regularly for years.  I loved getting (and writing).   I'll occasionally get a  letter here or there from a friend or cousin (other than the friend I mentioned).  It doesn't happen often (by any means), but - yes - people do still write.

    3. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not too many letters arrive at my PO Box anymore. Those who used to write have now converted to email or are no longer writing at all. Still I cling to the tattered pages of old letters that once warmed my heart. Can't compare that to a dodgy email.

      1. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
        BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        good for you peggy.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Our post office is indeed going broke. smile

  3. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    I write to my aging Aunt who is in a nursing home now.  She has Alzheimers, so she doesn't write back any more, but apparently she enjoys getting the letters even if she may not remember me as well as I might like.

    My daughter maintains PenPal correspondence with several people and sens us handwritten notes often.  We respond by email smile

  4. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Uma has written an interesting hub on the topic:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Do-people-still-write-letters

    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
      BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks website examiner just re-read it.

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        My pleasure! I liked that one.

  5. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    I keep a journal when i'm away from home and sometime ago my friends found it when we were having a bbq- it put me off keeping it because of the negative comments, but I have kept several addresses of people I have met and written to them since we met- my friends for some reason feel threatened by this -I don't know why, but I do enjoy getting a letter from them,and it does feel very personal.

  6. Devanni profile image55
    Devanniposted 7 years ago

    When my sister was in pre-academy (an extremely intensive four-week program the police department she works for puts recruits through prior to the multi-departmenal regular police academy) I wrote to her every day.  That was about two years ago now, I think.  I know she appreciated them greatly, and I took pleasure in writing them although I knew she couldn't respond.  I wrote to her when she was at the academy as well, though not nearly every day. 
    I miss writing those letters.

  7. LSKing profile image79
    LSKingposted 7 years ago

    My husband and I use to write letters back and forth to each other when he was in college. It was so romantic.... maybe we should start that up again!

 
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