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View Poll Results: What do you do with a letter you got from a loved one, after it is read?
Throw it away 3 1.72%
Put it in some kind of box 107 61.49%
Nothing, it just sits where ever I last read it 4 2.30%
Put it away somewhere, but not in a box ( please explain ) 55 31.61%
None of the above ( please leave a comment saying what you do with it ) 4 2.30%
I dont have someone in prison. Im here to support PTO members. 1 0.57%
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:14 PM
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Put it up with the rest of the letters and go do something else.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:23 PM
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i read his letter then put it back in tha enevelope in i then i put the in a sepcial organized box...i try to keep it organized but written 3-4 letters a wekk gets crazy so i get them all mixed up tryin to keep up wit him lol in i do the sme too.. keep the most recent close til tha next one comes..
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:47 PM
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I keep like 4 of the most recent ones in my purse so I can read them when I am missing him or feeling lonely and then the rest i have in shoeboxes and then I also have some in one of those big folding plastic envelope things.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:58 PM
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I keep some the newest ones in my purse so i have them with me at all times, then when those get older i put those in a drawer with all the rest of the ones i have gotten, the drawer is completely full.
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:06 PM
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I keep cards for special occasions but not letters. For one thing, there are way too many of them. We've been at this for more than 20 years! For another thing, these are personal conversations between us. If anything happened to me, I wouldn't want anyone else reading them.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:28 PM
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I seldom get letters (we talk 3 plus times a day) but they are all in a large envelope he had another draw a rose on, back when he was in county. Eventually I'll get a box for all the letters, cards and other 'gifts' he's sent. And then I will hide it away until the day we sit down and tell our *future* children what our first 3 years were like!
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:53 PM
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I keep mine in a drawer in my dresser in the order I received them..
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I put them in a big plastic accordion file folder.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:06 PM
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I bought a wooden photo organizer box from Michaels Craft Store and painted it. I cut and glued a piece of decorated scrapbook paper to the top of the box so it matched the paint color, and wrote his name on the front of it. I've numbered the letters on the outside of the envelope as I've gotten each one as well, and put them in order. I have them all from first to the most recent. The box isn't hidden away or anything, I keep it on a shelf where my other writing supplies is, so I can grab and go through them easily any time I want.
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I have Nick's letters in order in how I received them and keep them in a Burberry of London perfume gift set box by my bed, I go back and read them all from start to finish sometimes.
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After I've read it I number it and put what day I've received it. I carry the latest few in my purse and the previous ones go into memory boxes I bought at the dollar store. Eventually I will put them into storage bins.
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Hi ladies well i havethis cute box whereiput my letters that my man sends me i also put them in order but i take them out to read them almost everyday im not sure why i put them in order lol
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I always hold on to the most recent letter. I put it in my purse until I get a new one (which is usually the next day) and then I file them in my archive.

I didn't know anyone else did that. I do that whenever I receive a new letter I put it in my purse and carry it everywhere I go so when I am really am down and lonely, I pull it out and read it. And than when I get a new one I put the old one in my binder and put the new one in my purse.
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I write the date on each envelope of when he wrote it. I then place them page by page in a plastic sheet protector and place it, in order for that month. I write the month on the outside and then put it in a huge box in my closet.

I do something similar to this, but they go in a 3 inch Binder, Every day, except for Tues, and Sun.. I get a 6 page letter from him. I put it in the binder for that month...lol ( Because he knows I hate Tues and Sun, He makes sure I get 2 letters for those days, so I can have on to read the following day.....lol I never wait..and he knows it too)
We decided, when he comes home we are going to put them all together and reminice about these days
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:48 PM
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I put nothing, it sits Where I last read it. But that's because the last place I read and respond is in my bed so there is a stack next to my bed. Then when I have a bad night I can just grab and read. I do have some put away in a folder thing though
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when i receive my letters i read them maybe afew times then i have a drawer thats just for letters that way when im havin a bad day i can go straight to them and read kind words from my hubby
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:46 PM
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I keep mne in a box in date order, most recent to the front and i read it over and over until the next one comes
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I do something similar to Latin74, I put his letters & the envelope in a sheet protector, after I read it and reply of course. Then it goes into a big 5 inch binder I got from Staples. I need another one though cause that one is full. I get a letter everyday tues-sat as long as the mailroom is on point. They been messing up this week though.. Ugh. I read them all the time.
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I also put my letters in a plastic pocket of a binder book. I then put them in my bottom drawer with all my pens, stickers and envelopes

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I read it about ten times and then answer it, then put it in my drawer.
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After I get done reading a letter from my boyfriend I put it in order with all the other letters that have two hair ties around them and put them back into my computer bag.
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I read them and then put them into my folder... I have 3 differnet folders... 1 from when he was in county 1 from when he was in receiving and 1 from since he got into his parent prison... the one from his parent prison is about full so when it fills up I will fill up another one... He has been in there for 5 months now and has 7 months to go (unless mgt comes back in illinois) I get letters a few times a week from him... he usually sends them with atleast 4 letters per envelope and thats about 3 or 4 days worth of writting for him... He also writes me and my daughter poems and sends cards which I keep in my folders too... I put them in order from least recent to most recent... he numbers them and puts the date on them so I really dont have to worry bout doin all that... I love him soooooo much
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I have a couple of those decorative baskets that fit under the coffee table and they go in there. No rhyme or reason really, but the first letter where he told me he loved me is marked with a big heart.
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I have a shoebox under my bed. In county we could only send post cards back and forth so I didnt need a lot of space, lol. Hoping he'll get out b4 I have to upgrade to something bigger.
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I wanted to make something special out of it. It's my little box for him that I can put his letters in. With my luck, I would lose a binder/folder or something would happen to it. Honestly. lol. And I still live with my family and they don't approve of any of it, so I always hid my letters in an envelope box in my closest. Now I've got this box right on my dresser and it's right there for me to see every morning.
That is really sweet hehe. I have no room my dresser, Im too messy lol.

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