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Remember pen pals?

Did any of you have someone that you used to or currently exchange letters with?

When I was a kid we did a pen pal program in school and I kept up with mine for a couple of years. We wrote letters back and forth about dumb stuff like our favorite athletes and comic book characters but it was a lot of fun.

I miss doing that.
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we had that in school too!

we exchanged letters with people from another 5th grade class and then att he end of the year we had a field trip to the local zoo to meet our pen pals face to face. it was awesome!

5a
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I guess in today's age with social networking keeping a pen pal isnt as much fun as it used to be.
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we had that in school too!

we exchanged letters with people from another 5th grade class and then att he end of the year we had a field trip to the local zoo to meet our pen pals face to face. it was awesome!

5a
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oh that is pretty neat.

we never met ours.
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It becomes a problem when your pen-pal: "Jimmy,future astronaut, 11 yrs old from Washington," turns out to be " Billy-Bob, ex-con, 50 yrs old from Alabama."

ahhh

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When my siblings and I were in 6,7,8th grade (1967/1968)we pen pal with Vietnam soldiers.

I can not remember how many letters we wrote back an forth.

Well we all grew up and moved on.

My younger sister move to NC and had a friend that was a cop. He helped her locate the soldier we wrote back and forth to.

She had since moved back to the Boston area and as it turned out he live on the south shore.

So after maybe 4o years later we set up to meet and have dinner together.

This soldier still had our grammar school photos which he pulled out of his wallet. He told us he never knew who we were because if he were to be captured that the enemy would use the photos against them .

It was awesome to meet and honor him and for him to finally put names with the faces after 40 years.

Thanks to all our Veterans and WELCOME HOME!
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When my siblings and I were in 6,7,8th grade (1967/1968)we pen pal with Vietnam soldiers.

I can not remember how many letters we wrote back an forth.

Well we all grew up and moved on.

My younger sister move to NC and had a friend that was a cop. He helped her locate the soldier we wrote back and forth to.

She had since moved back to the Boston area and as it turned out he live on the south shore.

So after maybe 4o years later we set up to meet and have dinner together.

This soldier still had our grammar school photos which he pulled out of his wallet. He told us he never knew who we were because if he were to be captured that the enemy would use the photos against them .

It was awesome to meet and honor him and for him to finally put names with the faces after 40 years.

Thanks to all our Veterans and WELCOME HOME!
 Quoting: SpaceBillie


that's so awesome!
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T. S. Eliot
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It becomes a problem when your pen-pal: "Jimmy,future astronaut, 11 yrs old from Washington," turns out to be " Billy-Bob, ex-con, 50 yrs old from Alabama."

ahhh
 Quoting: CAPTAIN-WTH


lol
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When my siblings and I were in 6,7,8th grade (1967/1968)we pen pal with Vietnam soldiers.

I can not remember how many letters we wrote back an forth.

Well we all grew up and moved on.

My younger sister move to NC and had a friend that was a cop. He helped her locate the soldier we wrote back and forth to.

She had since moved back to the Boston area and as it turned out he live on the south shore.

So after maybe 4o years later we set up to meet and have dinner together.

This soldier still had our grammar school photos which he pulled out of his wallet. He told us he never knew who we were because if he were to be captured that the enemy would use the photos against them .

It was awesome to meet and honor him and for him to finally put names with the faces after 40 years.

Thanks to all our Veterans and WELCOME HOME!
 Quoting: SpaceBillie


wwwooowww

that is a really cool story

thanks for sharing
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I do remember. We did that in school too. My wife said they did the pen pal program in school, and she wrote letters to another kid for about 7 years. I think I talked to mine for that one school year, and we both lost interest...lol
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It becomes a problem when your pen-pal: "Jimmy,future astronaut, 11 yrs old from Washington," turns out to be " Billy-Bob, ex-con, 50 yrs old from Alabama."

ahhh
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1rof1
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I do remember. We did that in school too. My wife said they did the pen pal program in school, and she wrote letters to another kid for about 7 years. I think I talked to mine for that one school year, and we both lost interest...lol
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7 years...wow she really kept it up.
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I do remember. We did that in school too. My wife said they did the pen pal program in school, and she wrote letters to another kid for about 7 years. I think I talked to mine for that one school year, and we both lost interest...lol
 Quoting: Earl Dibbles Jr.


7 years...wow she really kept it up.
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Yea, I didn't make it 1/7 of that. lol
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I guess in today's age with social networking keeping a pen pal isnt as much fun as it used to be.
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Dude, yes!!! I had pen pals.
I originally felt FaceBook as a good pen pal place, from all over the world. But then ya know, hearing about people's cats gets a little old. And being the oddball telling people the sky is falling. Ya know.
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we had that in school too!

we exchanged letters with people from another 5th grade class and then att he end of the year we had a field trip to the local zoo to meet our pen pals face to face. it was awesome!

5a
 Quoting: eekers


hf

eekers....what were you like in the 5th grade?
...had you developed your special sense of humor yet?...

lol hf
Namaste
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I guess in today's age with social networking keeping a pen pal isnt as much fun as it used to be.
 Quoting: Oyster


Dude, yes!!! I had pen pals.
I originally felt FaceBook as a good pen pal place, from all over the world. But then ya know, hearing about people's cats gets a little old. And being the oddball telling people the sky is falling. Ya know.
 Quoting: KarinZa.


lol
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we had that in school too!

we exchanged letters with people from another 5th grade class and then att he end of the year we had a field trip to the local zoo to meet our pen pals face to face. it was awesome!

5a
 Quoting: eekers


hf

eekers....what were you like in the 5th grade?
...had you developed your special sense of humor yet?...

lol hf
 Quoting: ancha


lol I could be inappropriate at times, yes
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^^^^^ hey, Eekers!!! it's my crush!
lol

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Remember pen pals?

Did any of you have someone that you used to or currently exchange letters with?

When I was a kid we did a pen pal program in school and I kept up with mine for a couple of years. We wrote letters back and forth about dumb stuff like our favorite athletes and comic book characters but it was a lot of fun.

I miss doing that.
 Quoting: Oyster


Pen pal
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Sure send me your address.johnny
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eekers

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^^^^^ hey, Eekers!!! it's my crush!
lol
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smile_kiss


Hello!
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Sure send me your address.johnny
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lmao Brief.

Can you picture that...opening the letter and like...huh???
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lmao Brief.

Can you picture that...opening the letter and like...huh???
 Quoting: KarinZa.


LMAO!!!



I can see it..
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lmao Brief.

Can you picture that...opening the letter and like...huh???
 Quoting: KarinZa.


LMAO!!!



I can see it..
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1rof1oh my gut.
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Remember pen pals?

Did any of you have someone that you used to or currently exchange letters with?

When I was a kid we did a pen pal program in school and I kept up with mine for a couple of years. We wrote letters back and forth about dumb stuff like our favorite athletes and comic book characters but it was a lot of fun.

I miss doing that.
 Quoting: Oyster


I just started my 8 year old doing that. She is so excited. The only problem so far is that we have to check the mail every day now.

She made some friends her age while we were on Christmas break. The kids are not using the internet yet so we got their address and my daughter sent them a note with a SASE. They returned the favor.
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Thanks we thought it was really cool that he still had our school photos...after all those years.

I believe my sister is still in contact with him.

i guess you really never know what words can mean to someone even a small gesture when your a million miles away and have never met.
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We had a pen pal program in primary school writing letters to American kids. We each wrote a letter telling about our lives and sent in a picture. Now I don't recall precisely but I believe it was a school somewhere hot, maybe Arizona, so I put a picture of me in the snow in the letter.

I think there were a few replies and I remember one, my American drew a picture of a 'baseball', I was like "what's that?" lol.





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