Pen Pals?

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
Simone Weil

Growing up was some interesting times, seemed like everyone collected something. Some would collect stamps, others coins, antiques, post cards, etc., I also know of some who collected letters from pen pals from around the world.

I enjoy receiving letters from friends, family. My favorite time was the Christmas season with the Christmas cards people would send to me. If I looked I believe I still have most of them, they are like a mini master piece of a great painter. The post office with them constantly raising their prices it has put a stop to that tradition.

I have been writing emails to different ones. My aunt told me she is always asking her son if I had sent an email, she looks forward to them. I sent her a laptop{I was buying a different one} so that she could write once in awhile. She is slowly learning, she is seventy years old.

This led to start thinking about creating pen pals. I live alone, not much of a social life, basically null really. My connection to the outside world is through emails, letters, and of course, WordPress. Several people can tell you that I send emails to say hello, ask how they are doing. One person lives in Budapest and I love how he tells about life there. I write about life living in Western Canada, Saskatchewan.[mentioned on “The Golden Girls”, several times on the “Simpsons”].

My idea is that this might be away of fighting some loneliness, learn about the places where they live, the foods they like, books they read, shows they like to watch. Just something to look forward to. Help encourage each other when having a down day. Maybe, this idea of pen pals has already expired in this generation.

So dear reader I would like to hear from you if you would like to be a pen pal. Use my Contact Page. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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  1. Halbarbera

    Email has replaced regular mail for me and pen pals have been replaced by blog pals.

    And your slow 70+ aunt? I’m 79 and not slow at all!

    Yes, forgetful, maybe, but slow, no

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I think that my aunt just doesn’t spend quite a bit of time on the computer. She will once in awhile send an email. I sent her a Roku couple of yrs ago and she uses it every day. She liked it so well she bought another one for her bedroom.
      Yeah, my pen pals will probably be with email.

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