Pen Pals

penDid you have a pen pal growing up? I'd always hear about kids maintaining long term long distance relationships with pen pals. They'd exchange birthday wishes, holiday greetings and well wishes over years and years. I always thought this sounded like a great idea.

I never had a pen pal like that but I gave it a shot a few times. In the days before the Internet, pen pals were our Facebook friends. You didn't know them in the real world and they might live far away, but you could follow their lives from a distance and considered them "friends". That's Facebook in slow motion. I wonder if email has killed the pen pal star?

I think I would have made a good pen pal.


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dale

Isn't this what you are trying to do with your Blog?Keep it up.

December 3, 2007 @ 7:54 PM

Lori

Yes I did have a Pen Pal growing up. I don't remember how we became Pen Pals but she was from England. We wrote for years and I just found the letters in a move. Much of our letters talked about what clothes, music and boys were cool in the places where we lived. We even cut pictures out of magazines of "cool things". What a hoot! I have tried to locate her through Facebook, no luck yet!

December 3, 2007 @ 9:38 PM

BenoƮt

Hello, I'm writing from france!To my mind having a pen pal is the best way to travel when you're not rich enough to pay a plane ticket ^^ It's a nice manner to discover what's happening in certain part of the world while you're speaking to the person living there =) I'd like to find a pen pal from toronto 'cause that's the place I'd like to study later when I'm older. See you!

January 25, 2008 @ 12:42 PM

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