Kelly’s recent post about stamps got me thinking about letters. When I was younger I was really into pen palling. I had penpals from all over the world! At the peak of my pen palling I had around 30 penpals. It made getting the post exciting!!
It all started off when I joined the Boyzone fan club. At the back of the magazine there was a list of names of other Boyzone fans who wanted to find friends. I got to know a couple of girls through that and in fact I’m still friends with one of them. She saw my name in the magazine and got in touch because of where I lived. Her family had a caravan in the town near us. We’re now friends on Facebook and she’s just had a baby girl as well. She’s coming up this way in May so we’re going to meet up! It’s exciting – I’ve only met her in person once before and that to was at a Boyzone concert years ago!
Anyway back to pen palling! I miss it, I really do! I miss the excitement if receiving a letter though the post! All I get these days are bills or junk mail! I also miss the fun of writing and trotting off to the Post Office to send them. I used to love posting the letter off and thinking that someone, like me, would be just as excited to receive it.
What I also miss is the stationary! I loved pens and paper! I still have tons of stationary left over from back in the day. It’s all stored in the attic just in case I needed it – now it’s there for my little girl!
I’d love to penpal again – I just googled it and there are sites I could join but I’m not too sure about sharing personal info online. Shame!