As the new year begins one of my "aspirations" I will call it,
is to write more letters. Up until last week, I truly hadn't
written a letter in ages. I remember when I was little, how
I would sit outside and wait for the mailman to come by to
see what he had for us that day. When I got older I would
send away for free things and brochures of far away places,
as I loved all the mail. I also had a few pen pals who
I corresponded with for a few years in my early teens, but
lost touch not long after that. For years and years my friends
and I would write letters to each other, several in one week -
this was long before the invention of cell phones and the internet.
I often wonder, how different my life would have been with all
the technology our kids have today - I guess that is what all
generations ponder once in awhile. I remember when I moved
to the Virgin Islands in my early 20's - my sister gave me a letter
to read when I got on the plane, well it was an emotion filled letter
and one that I treasure to this day. My mom and sis would write
to me pretty regular during that time away from home and it was
always exciting to hear all the news. Then there were the love letters
from the various boyfriends in my life that meant the world to me. Even
now years later, I still have alot of the letters written to me by my loved ones.
I am not a pack rat at all but one thing that I have kept were letters, it's a fun
way of remembering the past and sometimes cringing with the contents of the
letters....haha...My sister is pretty good at writing letters and sending notes,
it's no wonder as she also is a mail lady and this year she wrote letters from
Santa to children that dropped off letters to Santa at their post office, I know she
had alot of fun doing that!
So tell me, do you still write letters too or do you strictly use
the internet, texting and phones to communicate with friends
and loved ones? A curious gal wants to know!
I hope you are having a fabulous week - it is blue skies and
warming up today, so I will out at my lunch hour having a nice
(photos via here)