When was the last time you've actually hand-written a letter to someone and mail

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  1. rutley profile image63
    rutleyposted 11 years ago

    When was the last time you've actually hand-written a letter to someone and mailed it?

    No keyboard and no email!  I wonder just how many folks do not do this anymore.. Especially for elderly family members that would just love to get a REAL letter or note.

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    JThomp42posted 11 years ago

    That would have been in 1990-1994 while my Brother was in the Navy.

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      msorenssonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      At least you remembered....

    2. Tonipet profile image82
      Tonipetposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You're so right msorensson. It only takes to remember, I'm with you a 100%.

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      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!!

  3. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    About the begining of July, when I wrote and sent a painting to one of my mates.  I always hand write personal letters

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      msorenssonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I always hand write personal letters

  4. galleryofgrace profile image72
    galleryofgraceposted 11 years ago

    I still write personal letters to family and close friends. Many people do.  A typed letter is impersonal and against proper etiquette. Typed letters show that you didn't care to take the time to make it a warm, friendly letter. Hand written letters are welcomed as something that has meaning.

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      msorenssonposted 11 years agoin reply to this


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    Jade0215posted 11 years ago

    I've never written a letter to anyone but I guess that's because I was born during a time when actual written letters were deteriorating. My mom still does it though but not as frequently as she use to.

  6. Georgie Lowery profile image91
    Georgie Loweryposted 11 years ago

    My daddy refuses to get a "dot com," so I write him snail mail a lot. I write his sister sometimes, too.

    1. Tonipet profile image82
      Tonipetposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Lucky your Dad and Aunty they have you, Georgie. Thanks for preserving this original art.

  7. Efficient Admin profile image84
    Efficient Adminposted 11 years ago

    It was last summer when I received a get-well card from someone after my surgery.  I sent them a Thank You note for thinking of me and I wrote about 2 paragraphs. Back in the 90s I would send handwritten letters through the mail system quite often. I still pay bills by check and use a stamp to mail them! I actually enjoy writing letters and checks!

  8. joanwz profile image81
    joanwzposted 11 years ago

    I admit, it's been a few years. I have a few I need to write now. Thanks for the reminder.

  9. Diana Lee profile image74
    Diana Leeposted 11 years ago

    I try to write to my aunt and uncles every month. Sometimes I enclose a story I wrote. They don't use computer's and they are my best audience. It's the only way they would see things I've published online.

  10. Rod Marsden profile image67
    Rod Marsdenposted 11 years ago

    Last week would be my answer. I have been corresponding with a New Zealand author now for about twenty years. I mostly hand-write my correspondence to her. Since I don't have a laptop and work involves a lot of travel on the train I tend to hand-write letters. I plan to send off a bunch of hand-written letters to other friends in the next few days.

    1. Tonipet profile image82
      Tonipetposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rod. You're so wonderful... I wish I could do the same:smile

  11. Tonipet profile image82
    Tonipetposted 11 years ago

    I couldn't exactly remember. Wow, I just realized how long I have set this aside. I used to send hand-written letters...now I rely on email. Thanks for this beautiful reminder rutley, it could've been a lot more heartily the other way around. This is the most beautiful question for me.

  12. jolinabetts profile image69
    jolinabettsposted 11 years ago

    2 months ago, i've sent my husband a letter and a card through registered mail. When my grandma was still alive, i wrote her letters every single week since i was 5. She died when i was 32 years old. I wrote my last letter for her and inserted it in her coffin.

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    Old Empresarioposted 11 years ago

    Good question. I suppose it was after New Years' Eve in 2009. I wrote someone a thank you card.

  14. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 11 years ago

    I do regularly to my mother once a month.  Don't know if I would if she had a computer.  However, I do miss the hand written letters and all they stand for -- the time, the fancy paper, the stamp, anticipating the postman.

  15. mtkomori profile image87
    mtkomoriposted 11 years ago

    About a month ago, but that was because I didn't know the acupuncturist's e-mail address and I didn't feel like discussing the issue on the phone. I told him to change the treatment procedure for my back problems because I wasn't responding to the treatments.

  16. Patty Kenyon profile image68
    Patty Kenyonposted 11 years ago

    Not that long ago...maybe a month.  My dearest Aunt loves to send Handwritten cards or letters in the mail and I honor her by doing the same.  I feel it is much more personal than just sending an e-mail or text message.  Handwriting has a way of showing emotion and personalizing our feelings.  Good Question!!!

  17. Deborah Brooks profile image59
    Deborah Brooksposted 11 years ago

    I buy birthday cards and i write notes in them..does that count? This reminds me i need to wrote person letters. But soi many people have e mail....

  18. kj force profile image60
    kj forceposted 11 years ago

    I  hand write a letter every other week to my Aunt, who is 89 years old  and doesn't have a computer...I usually include a sketch from my G-children.....
    Thank you notes are always hand written also...I do this on a regular basis...and encourage all my G- children, to get in this habit....the art of hand-writing is disappearing quickly and with children not necessarily learning cursive writing in school and relying on computers for everything it's scary...what if we lost electricity or technology glitches...we'd be in deep dodo....just my thoughts...
    Excellent question.....

  19. Cassie Ann profile image61
    Cassie Annposted 11 years ago

    Actually I do this on a monthly basis. Three of my four sons have left our home state for careers/college and usually I send a package off to one of them with a letter included.


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