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texdane
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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
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Posted - Oct 25 2019 :  07:34:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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:
http://www.farmgirlbloggers.com/13865#more-13865

Great topic, Alee!



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Nicole
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

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Carole
Northeast New York
USA
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Posted - Oct 28 2019 :  11:00:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Carole
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Bonnie Ellis
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Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
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Posted - Oct 28 2019 :  8:30:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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loribeck
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Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
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Posted - Oct 29 2019 :  8:02:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

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Lori Beck
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