Becky said in her letter that she found pen pals in magazines and I can remember that, too. But I don't remember which magazines. However, some lasting friendships were born. One of my first pen pals, Nancy Bulk, was a friend for over twenty plus years. During that time span, she became a writer and wrote under the pen name, Dee Holmes. Every Christmas, I got a gift from her. She never missed a Christmas. Nancy passed away in 2010. Some others drifted away as many friends do and we lost touch. But, I do still hear from Mary Bevis. Are you reading this, Mary? Mary wrote me stacks of letters, which I think are in my attic now. I kept them and I hope to find them out when I clean out the attic this summer. I want to return them to her to keep for her grandchildren. It will be like a history of her family's life!
I miss getting letters. I miss looking forward to the postman stopping by with the mail. There's still anticipation of news when you get a letter. I can only imagine what it was like in the 1800's when letters were the only means of communication. Don't you know they were so excited when a letter arrived? Especially if it was from a sweetheart?
Do you miss getting personal letters in the mail? Do you miss the joy of opening an envelope address by hand to you? I do. Thanks a lot, Becky. I'm gonna write you back!