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Old 10-07-2012, 06:19 AM   #21
 
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I had a pen pal in 4th or 5th grade. It was part of our English class. He was one year younger than me, from Stockholm Sweden, and really nice. We exchanged several letters. I still remember little details, but can not remember his name. We both loved the movie Duck Soup, and referenced it often. We had several things in common. It was fun talking to him. As others said, the Internet happened. Hand written letters and trips to the library soon died.

Just a funny side note about my pen pal: Years later I read an interview with Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman) saying his favorite movie is Duck Soup. He has loved it since childhood. He is from Stockholm, and a year younger than me. I often think... What are the chances?? Even if it wasn't him, I will pretend it was. Lol.
You should ask him!!

I had one in middle school and we met at a park....I mean everyone had one so like my middle school and theirs met. I didn't really mesh with mine. I write my friend back home letters. I like to write letters it's fun. Lol! Snail Mail rules.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:36 AM   #22
 
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I had a penpal in grade school, but the letters dwindled off in a couple of years. When my family moved from PA to MD then to VA, I corresponded with those friends for several years. Then, as others have already noted, the internet happened - *boom* - no more letter writing. That is, until this past year when I reconnected with two of my cousins. One doesn't have internet access, so she and I have started writing letters. We speak on the phone fairly often, but we were reminiscing about when we used to exchange letters all those years ago and decided to begin again. I really enjoy it - it's a very different experience than firing off an email or text.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #23
 
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Yes I miss how there's few direct contact like instead of a phone call my friends would rather txt.
And maybe its just people my age but when you start "talking" to a guy he texts not calls.Its hard to get to know someone through texting.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #24
 
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I had a pen pal in 4th or 5th grade. It was part of our English class. He was one year younger than me, from Stockholm Sweden, and really nice. We exchanged several letters. I still remember little details, but can not remember his name. We both loved the movie Duck Soup, and referenced it often. We had several things in common. It was fun talking to him. As others said, the Internet happened. Hand written letters and trips to the library soon died.

Just a funny side note about my pen pal: Years later I read an interview with Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman) saying his favorite movie is Duck Soup. He has loved it since childhood. He is from Stockholm, and a year younger than me. I often think... What are the chances?? Even if it wasn't him, I will pretend it was. Lol.
You should ask him!!

I had one in middle school and we met at a park....I mean everyone had one so like my middle school and theirs met. I didn't really mesh with mine. I write my friend back home letters. I like to write letters it's fun. Lol! Snail Mail rules.
If I ever have the chance, I will. I will also ask if he wants to be pen pals again Know what I mean? Rotfl.

I still like hand written letters and snail mail too. It's a little more personal, and adds some suspense.
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I had two pp in HS- Cathy from Wisconsin and Murielle from France. That was back in the 80's but I did try to find them on Facebook just out of curiosity.

There's just something lost via Internet / email letters. My husband just got back from a year's deployment and we messaged/ texted almost everyday. But i really cherish his handwritten letters from basic which is the only way he could communicate home.
So much time, emotion, thought into those letters when you have the ability to put down thoughts and dreams that seem out of context in the immediate response mode like text.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #26
 
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***UPDATE

I had sent like 20 emails to people on this one site but only 1 responded and he was from Nigeria,i was hoping for it to be someone from a country i wanted to visit one day.I guess its better to travel than have a pen pal but I'm playing a game on my phone and its kind of like having a pen pal but i didnt know it was like that at first.

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