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Alee Posted - Feb 04 2008 : 7:43:09 PM
My Grandmother LOVES to recieve a letter. She often writes back and I cherish the letters from her because I know all to soon that will be the only way I will see her handwriting.

Do you write letters to family, friends, strangers? I have been enjoying writing letters to friends and family these past few I just have to remember to mail them!!

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loribeck Posted - Oct 29 2019 : 8:02:43 PM
I was going thru some of my `boxes in the closet and came across the letters that my boys wrote to me when they were in the Army. I read every one of them over again. What a treasure those letters are to me. I love to see their handwriting and savor every word on each sheet of paper. It is something that I can pass on the their children one of these days when they get a little older.

Farmgirl 7774

Never miss a sunset

Lori Beck
Bonnie Ellis Posted - Oct 28 2019 : 8:30:39 PM
i love snail mail because you can go anywhere to read the letters. You can also send things in the mail, gifts, hankies,books, etc. It's also fun to see what special person is thinking of you.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
ceridwen Posted - Oct 28 2019 : 11:00:56 AM
I love to receive letters via snail mail. It forces me to sit down, enjoy the moment as I read the letter. I often think, with all of this technology with everyone writing e-mails, what it is going to do to our history. I do presentations on the subject of History of Women via the Needle & Thread and one of my presentations deals with letters a civil war soldier wrote to his family. I was fortunate to have been given access to these precious letters from a prior neighbour. If it wasn't for those letters I would know nothing about this individual. He is part of history and sadly today, we have very little social history. Sure dates and battles are import but more importantly are the letters from our soldiers ... not sure we have that today. Most people delete their e-mails. Social history is part of our history, it will be interesting to see how time and events will be presented.

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texdane Posted - Oct 25 2019 : 07:34:30 AM
I write letters, and I LOVE to receive letters. I keep them all. I also keep cards with hand-written sentiments. I have some now that are so precious, as their senders have passed on.

Funny thing is, most people I correspond with with letters are Farmgirls!

I have some letters written to my grandmother from her favorite sister, found in patterns I had inherited when my grandmother passed. I love them - connections to my long lost relatives I will never get to meet. It is very cool.

I feel sorry for my dd’s generation. Most of them do not know how to do a “signature”, only correspond through “text speak”, and can’t read cursive.

Letters are a small legacy we leave, don’t you think?

Here is a blog I wrote on this very subject:

Great topic, Alee!

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loribeck Posted - Oct 14 2019 : 5:29:07 PM
Dianna, Chuck was stationed at Ft. Rucker, too. He was in the Army. They loved traveling around. I don't know why they chose the area they did, but they love it there. My sister has always talked about moving back there. She loves the warmer states and hates the Ohio winter weather.
I have also had penpals all of my life.
Barbara, it is sad that most people don't write letters anymore. They always want to text or whatever else they do. I guess I am kind of a loner too as I love being with my DH and our furbabies.
Natalie, I have thought about keeping a journal. It would be a good way to keep my thoughts collected. Goodness knows I need help in that area. LOL
Denice.I think it is wonderful that you write to your aunt. You will treasure the letters from her when she is gone. I'm sure the letters from you are a bright spot to her life.

Farmgirl 7774

Never miss a sunset

Lori Beck
HollerGirl56 Posted - Oct 13 2019 : 06:18:54 AM
Yes---I do love to write letters and I still have a high school friend who writes. She does not want me to visit or call or email ---we just write letters as we did over summer vacation in school years ago. She always was secretive and weird---maybe I am too as I have always been a loner. Happiest by myself and with my hubbie and precious animals. It is also nice to get letters from Marlene Burns and post cards from Red Tractor Girl and sometimes my cousin and I write short letters----even though she only lives five miles away. But mostly no one writes or even sends cards anymore and I think that is so sad.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
levisgrammy Posted - Oct 11 2019 : 07:11:25 AM
Love writing letters. I have quite a few penpals and do write to some members of my family. I still write and receive letters from my aunt who turned 99 in September. We have been writing ever since I married and moved away so for almost 38 years.

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NatChap Posted - Oct 10 2019 : 1:05:16 PM
Since I don't have anyone to write to these days, I journal a lot. Some of my most prized possessions are letters I keep from my Grandmothers and friends as well as my Uncle when he was in Desert Storm. They are a moment in thought and time. Precious!

Keep shining!

"Ask what makes you come alive and go do it." ~Howard Thurman
MBurns Posted - Oct 10 2019 : 08:55:26 AM
I love writing letters. It seems to be a lost art. Wonderful way to communicate.Have had pen pals all my life.

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suny58 Posted - Oct 09 2019 : 08:51:08 AM
Couldn't agree more Lori, April and Winnie!
Lori I have to research that area. We were stationed near Ft. Rucker. They must have been stationed near Huntsville? If so I can see why they love that area! As for where I am, 'wiregrass/ middleground' it's not much to love. I enjoy going to visit north Alabama and Georgia often!!

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"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Oct 09 2019 : 07:02:15 AM
I love writing letters and postcards to people. Lori, I agree with you that a personal note is special and a nice way to brighten someone's mailbox.

Winnie #3109
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loribeck Posted - Oct 08 2019 : 6:21:43 PM
Dianna, my sister lives in Owens Crossing Rds. They just moved there this year. They lived in Alabama years ago when my brother-in-law was stationed there. They fell in love with that state and decided to move back.
Loretta, I always write for my sister to write me back soon every time I write a letter to her.
April, it seems like so many people now days would rather text than write. I just think that writing brings that person closer to your heart. I just love penning out a letter to someone. I love getting handwritten letters in the mail in return. It is something that I have always enjoyed.
Farmgirl 7774

Never miss a sunset

Lori Beck
Dreamer42 Posted - Oct 08 2019 : 1:07:43 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE to hand write and receive hand written letters! I'm in love with the art of letter writing! The relaxation and connectedness it brings! The love and time it takes! Finding a hand written letter in your mail box is such a special treat and I practically run home every time, find a quiet place to sit somewhere in my yard weather permitting and indulge in every read word from the content of the letter to the ink and the personality of the hand writing itself, then I always find myself re reading those precious letters, often times 3 or 4 times before I find myself responding back. There is something so very special about the hand written letter, even more so in this age of technology! Please, please, please do not let the art of a hand written letter fade! XO

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Loretta Posted - Oct 06 2019 : 7:56:02 PM
When I was 10 I went to live with my dad and so I would write to my mom all the time. I would always say " how are you? I am fine.".I love the whole process.pretty paper writing cursive and asking ,please write back soon.
suny58 Posted - Oct 06 2019 : 6:48:01 PM
Where in Alabama Lori???

Farmgirl #7103
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"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
loribeck Posted - Oct 06 2019 : 6:43:23 PM
I can honestly say that I do write letters. I write to my sister that is in Alabama. I know that in this day of technology, most people just don't write letters anymore. To me, there is something so special and personal about writing a letter. I text my sister sometimes and we call each other once in a while, but she sure does enjoy getting a little something in the mailbox. It makes her feel special. That makes me feel good.

Farmgirl 7774

Never miss a sunset

Lori Beck
babysmama Posted - Aug 17 2008 : 4:37:16 PM
I love to write (and receive) letters! I have had penpals since about the age of 9 and I still write to one that I started writing about 15 years ago.
I have a stationery addiction as well! I love to go through my cards and paper and choose the one that fits my mood that day. I love to receive a handwritten note that I can hold in my hand and read and re-read. I also am big on thank you notes and get tired of sending cards or gifts to neices when we never hear a peep about whether they received it or not. Birthday cards and anniversary cards are a must for me as well!
dutchy Posted - Aug 10 2008 : 11:24:07 PM
I LOVE writing and receiving letters through snailmail!
I used to have a few penpals in the USA and GB etc, and I SO miss those letters coming through the mailbox. I loved to add small items, little snippets out of newspapers (IF they understood Dutch ofcourse) and just little things like bookmarks , pictures etc.

Would LOVE to have real penpal again, but guess now with email......
What I receive in my mailbox now, is mostly junk hehe

"As you become secure in God's love, you will discover that you need not surrender to the opinions and judgments of others. GOD IS FOR YOU!" ~
lacisne88 Posted - Aug 10 2008 : 3:43:24 PM
A few days ago I wrote my first letter to my new penpal I got here on the MJ forum on the PenPal through snail mail thread!! My penpal is Nadine (NadKnitBlog)...two above me here! I sent it off to lovely Germany and I am so excited! I love sending and receiving letters!

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proudnanaof3 Posted - Aug 04 2008 : 4:25:09 PM
Before e mail I kept in touch with several friends and family by letter writing. I enjoyed picking out the paper, adding extras as decoration. Expressing my self. Reading about everyone writing makes me miss the simplicity of writing a letter and putting my heart into it. My husband and I are often like ships that pass in the night and we are always writing notes to each other but not the same as a mailed letter from a friend or family. May have to get the stationary out.

Farmgirl Sister #295

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington
NadKnitBlog Posted - Aug 02 2008 : 07:04:35 AM
Having been without internet for a whole week was great for my letter writing- a big stack sits here and I actually wrote real letters to friends who usually get emails- but it will be a nice change. I love getting letters with a little something tucked inside like a teabag and such- I love the little ritual of making a nice hot drink, snuggling on the sofa and reading away. SOmetimes I save a letter and take it to work to have a special break. :)

Nadine is Farmgirl Sister #262 (the only one in Europe so far!) and she blogs at and knits on Ravelry as Nadknitblog and on Plurk she is NadKnitBlog too!
Feythe Posted - Aug 01 2008 : 3:26:42 PM
'This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment.'
- Katherine Mansfield

Yes, I write letters. I once was a prolific letter writer (pre-email), writing my Mother about once a week as well as frequent letters to my sister and dear friends. Now I have a friend in San Diego, CA (I'm in GA) with whom I exchange letters and a circle journal. We bought a spiral-bound book with blank pages, 'scrapbook' a few pages with images and thoughts, send to the other one who adds pages and sends it back. In our letters, we tuck in quotations folded and sealed with pretty stickers, charming pictures found and clipped, photos of our home interior and yard so we can 'see' each other's daily surroundings. And, I'll admit it here ... we make up cute, funny names of endearment for each other that change with the wind and add a sweetness to our correspondence. We also write e-mails: replying by responding in different color fonts until there are no more colors and it gets too confusing to read! (LOL)

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lacisne88 Posted - Jul 30 2008 : 7:24:24 PM
Writing letters is by far better than any email I have ever written or received. They are so much more personal and special! I'm excited for the mailart list and my new penpal! I actually wrote some postcards to my special people while I was in Mexico this summer!


Farmgirl Sister #283
bushelnpeck Posted - Jul 30 2008 : 7:02:48 PM
i saw myself in several posts, i love to write letters and to get them. i love to have them to look at again and again,it's just not the same to print out an e-mail. it's the memories of a loved ones handwriting and reading betweeen the lines. a "real" letter blesses you more than once and it says i took the time and thought about you as i wrote. debbie

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all
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Betty J. Posted - Jul 30 2008 : 6:21:09 PM
My handwriting is terrible, so I resort to my Word Processing program. I think better at the keyboard and have much more to say than when I have to concentrate on my writing. As I have gotten older, I start leaving out words and misspelling words. Then I also have difficulty with my punctuation. It works so much better at the keyboard. I hope I don't offend anyone, but I do love receiving letters and I don't mind if they are typed or printed or handwritten.

Betty in Pasco

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