Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > PRISON PEN PALS > Prison Inmate Pen-Pal Talk
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Prison Inmate Pen-Pal Talk General talk about prison pen-pals. Please do not place ads in this forum!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-20-2017, 09:59 PM
fiat_nox's Avatar
fiat_nox fiat_nox is offline
batshit crazy
 

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: here and there
Posts: 1,120
Thanks: 1,709
Thanked 964 Times in 511 Posts
Default Anyone else get as excited as I do when I find an actual letter in mailbox?

I'm just wondering if anyone else gets as excited as I do when I find an actual letter instead of bills/junk mail in my mail box?

I'm so used to email and texting that I'd forgotten how nice it is.

It's complicated I only set out to find one pal, but ended up with 2 [and possibly 3.] We've really hit it off and while we do talk about serious stuff, alot of it is just plain having fun/being silly.

I wouldn't have missed meeting these two for anything!
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to fiat_nox For This Useful Post:
+VERDE+ (07-19-2017), dtmom2013 (07-01-2017), Jips (04-26-2017), miamac (04-21-2017), Sinir.Fridyrr (04-26-2017), Telica05 (04-21-2017)
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-20-2017, 11:03 PM
Jips's Avatar
Jips Jips is offline
~Jessica from Holland~
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Woerden, the Netherlands
Posts: 201
Thanks: 105
Thanked 126 Times in 83 Posts
Default

HI!

I write incarcerated Pen Pals for 25 years now and I am still disappointed if I don't have any letters! I love my mail als much as they do.

I am from Holland, so a letter back and forth takes about 3-4 weeks. I send fun stuff and postcards in between. And if they respond to that, you get a realy great flow of mail.

I have 5 Pen Pals in solitary confinement / administrative segregation and 1 on deathrow.
__________________
Big hug, Jessica from Holland
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Jips For This Useful Post:
Cutepixie (04-22-2017), fiat_nox (04-21-2017), maytayah (04-21-2017), Telica05 (04-21-2017)
  #3  
Old 04-20-2017, 11:11 PM
David's Avatar
David David is offline
Fed-X is Back!

Staff Superstar Award 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 20,799
Thanks: 3,227
Thanked 7,594 Times in 1,552 Posts
Default

After just writing two old friends, I'm looking forward to my first written letter (crossing fingers) via USPS in.. Forever? My beautiful GF still writes me notes but serious mail. Well. How rare is it?
__________________
"Too often ... people enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought" - Leapfrog
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to David For This Useful Post:
fiat_nox (04-21-2017), Jips (04-26-2017), Sinir.Fridyrr (04-26-2017), Telica05 (04-21-2017)
  #4  
Old 04-21-2017, 12:03 PM
miamac's Avatar
miamac miamac is online now
Site Moderator Gone Mad

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Site Moderator 

 

Join Date: May 2013
Location: ORnativeAZresCAtied
Posts: 7,551
Thanks: 9,698
Thanked 12,545 Times in 4,862 Posts
Default

I've talked to my husband about finding pen pals after he is released because I know I'll miss it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to miamac For This Useful Post:
Jips (04-26-2017), Sinir.Fridyrr (04-26-2017)
  #5  
Old 04-21-2017, 12:18 PM
TheAmazingMrsB's Avatar
TheAmazingMrsB TheAmazingMrsB is offline
Mischief Makin' Moderator

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,794
Thanks: 825
Thanked 2,624 Times in 1,374 Posts
Default

I love getting mail... When hubby comes home and my stress is lower, I'm going to try to write pals again. Granted, most of my pals are free world pen pals, so he doesn't mind.
__________________
Angela



Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TheAmazingMrsB For This Useful Post:
Jips (04-26-2017), Sinir.Fridyrr (04-26-2017)
  #6  
Old 04-21-2017, 12:23 PM
maytayah's Avatar
maytayah maytayah is online now
Lil British Site Moderator

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Site Moderator 

 

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: England Uk
Posts: 4,539
Thanks: 4,240
Thanked 5,893 Times in 2,680 Posts
Default

I love to get a letter in the mail its so much more personal than emails.If its been a hard day and I get home to a letter on the mat it really lifts my spirits.
__________________
"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." Nelson Mandela.

Who cares what they say about us? Because when I am with you I am standing with an army
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to maytayah For This Useful Post:
fiat_nox (04-21-2017), Jips (04-26-2017), Sinir.Fridyrr (04-26-2017)
  #7  
Old 04-21-2017, 12:34 PM
Tina's Avatar
Tina Tina is offline
Life Lovin Moderator

PTO Moderator 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 5,178
Thanks: 2,993
Thanked 2,223 Times in 1,378 Posts
Default

It is a rare for me to get snail mail these days. Depending on where they come from I till get super excited.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Tina For This Useful Post:
fiat_nox (04-21-2017), Jips (04-26-2017)
  #8  
Old 04-22-2017, 08:33 AM
Cutepixie's Avatar
Cutepixie Cutepixie is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,425
Thanks: 2,146
Thanked 1,793 Times in 907 Posts
Default

YES! I love opening my PO Box and seeing letters in there! I have around 6 penpals right now that we write regularly. I too get disappointed when I don't have any mail and someone described their mail meaning just as much as the people inside, I completely agree with that. It's fun and I enjoy getting to know about other people.
__________________
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” ~William Blake
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Cutepixie For This Useful Post:
fiat_nox (04-22-2017), Jips (04-26-2017)
  #9  
Old 04-26-2017, 02:21 PM
hopeful2724 hopeful2724 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 299
Thanks: 72
Thanked 166 Times in 111 Posts
Default

I have been writing for almost 2 years. Those letters make a good day better and a great day just amazing. I love going to my mailbox and being able to see a letter from 1 of them. I wish i had done this years ago.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to hopeful2724 For This Useful Post:
fiat_nox (06-11-2017), Jips (04-26-2017)
  #10  
Old 04-26-2017, 02:39 PM
Minor activist Minor activist is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: WA USA
Posts: 873
Thanks: 560
Thanked 745 Times in 418 Posts
Default

It brought back so many positive memories from 20th century postal correspondence that I signed up for a free-world postcard exchange program, just because it is so enjoyable to get communication in the mailbox.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Minor activist For This Useful Post:
Jips (04-26-2017), Sinir.Fridyrr (04-26-2017)
  #11  
Old 04-26-2017, 02:49 PM
jackewiehose jackewiehose is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Germany
Posts: 30
Thanks: 14
Thanked 21 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Have you guys ever tried Postcrossing? I love finding a card or a letter in my postbox. I celebrate open every letter .
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jackewiehose For This Useful Post:
Jips (04-26-2017), Sinir.Fridyrr (04-26-2017)
  #12  
Old 04-26-2017, 02:53 PM
Sinir.Fridyrr's Avatar
Sinir.Fridyrr Sinir.Fridyrr is online now
Heathen Moderator

PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Posts: 1,746
Thanks: 3,745
Thanked 1,541 Times in 784 Posts
Default

I love getting mail! The hubby writes every day but sometimes two or three days will go by without mail and I get all sad. Mail from other friends is very exciting as well! We have enough incarcerated friends that we'll probably always be getting/sending snail mail!
__________________
KENDRA
ARIZONA-CAOLINAS-VIRGINIA-NOW THAT YOUR LOVED ONE IS HOME
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sinir.Fridyrr For This Useful Post:
Jips (04-26-2017)
  #13  
Old 04-26-2017, 03:08 PM
kevscousin's Avatar
kevscousin kevscousin is offline
SJ
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Arizona and Colorado
Posts: 120
Thanks: 117
Thanked 94 Times in 62 Posts
Default

I agree! I ended up with 5 pen pals (I don't know how that happened!) and they are always saying how much my letters mean to them but I don't think they really believe how much their letters mean to ME!
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to kevscousin For This Useful Post:
fiat_nox (04-26-2017), Jips (04-26-2017)
  #14  
Old 04-26-2017, 07:46 PM
Minor activist Minor activist is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: WA USA
Posts: 873
Thanks: 560
Thanked 745 Times in 418 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackewiehose View Post
Have you guys ever tried Postcrossing? I love finding a card or a letter in my postbox. I celebrate open every letter .
Yes, Postcrossing is the one I signed up for. I wracked my brains trying to figure out some way an inmate could use it. Their support people were discouraging about the idea of running an account for an inmate.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Minor activist For This Useful Post:
Jips (04-26-2017)
  #15  
Old 04-26-2017, 09:19 PM
AdviceNeeded27's Avatar
AdviceNeeded27 AdviceNeeded27 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Illinois
Posts: 115
Thanks: 46
Thanked 57 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Yes, I feel like I hit the jack pot lol. He can write the same stuff as he did in the last letter, and it still excites me lol.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to AdviceNeeded27 For This Useful Post:
fiat_nox (06-11-2017), Jips (04-26-2017)
  #16  
Old 04-26-2017, 11:55 PM
Jips's Avatar
Jips Jips is offline
~Jessica from Holland~
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Woerden, the Netherlands
Posts: 201
Thanks: 105
Thanked 126 Times in 83 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minor activist View Post
Yes, Postcrossing is the one I signed up for. I wracked my brains trying to figure out some way an inmate could use it. Their support people were discouraging about the idea of running an account for an inmate.
I have been an active Postcrosser for years and I forwarded all my received postcards to my pen pals. I explained them what Postcrossing was, so they knew about it.
I had the account in my name and address and just enclosed the postcards in a letter to let my pen pals see pieces of the world.
__________________
Big hug, Jessica from Holland
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-27-2017, 02:09 AM
jackewiehose jackewiehose is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Germany
Posts: 30
Thanks: 14
Thanked 21 Times in 13 Posts
Default

What an amazing and generous idea Jessica. I think about copy my next cards and use the back site for writing.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jackewiehose For This Useful Post:
Jips (04-27-2017), maytayah (06-11-2017)
  #18  
Old 04-27-2017, 09:41 AM
Minor activist Minor activist is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: WA USA
Posts: 873
Thanks: 560
Thanked 745 Times in 418 Posts
Default

I could black out the return addresses and do that.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Minor activist For This Useful Post:
Jips (04-27-2017)
  #19  
Old 04-27-2017, 12:43 PM
Jips's Avatar
Jips Jips is offline
~Jessica from Holland~
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Woerden, the Netherlands
Posts: 201
Thanks: 105
Thanked 126 Times in 83 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minor activist View Post
I could black out the return addresses and do that.
Or you can scan or copy the fronts of the postcards and send it that way. So your pen pals won't receive the messages and address info on the back.
__________________
Big hug, Jessica from Holland
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jips For This Useful Post:
kevscousin (04-27-2017)
  #20  
Old 06-09-2017, 12:50 PM
Crazychick12 Crazychick12 is online now
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Cali
Posts: 88
Thanks: 584
Thanked 52 Times in 34 Posts
Smile

Yes very excited because before the pen pal thing started for me I literally only got mail every few months from bills lol even those are handled electronically/online so not much mail regardless . It's nice getting something fun in the mail these days
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Crazychick12 For This Useful Post:
fiat_nox (06-11-2017)
  #21  
Old 06-09-2017, 06:08 PM
Lorraine's Avatar
Lorraine Lorraine is offline
Starry Eyed

Staff Superstar Winner 

 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,414
Thanks: 814
Thanked 3,986 Times in 1,872 Posts
Default

Man, what a roller coaster ride of emotions my mailbox has come. The impatient anticipation of a letter. The thrill and excitement when you see that envelope. Disappointment if you don't. Renewed hope the next day. I love it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lorraine For This Useful Post:
Crazychick12 (06-11-2017), fiat_nox (06-11-2017)
  #22  
Old 06-11-2017, 09:18 AM
Sean'sGirl82's Avatar
Sean'sGirl82 Sean'sGirl82 is offline
Now Wife ❤️
 

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: California
Posts: 803
Thanks: 735
Thanked 683 Times in 364 Posts
Default

I get super excited lol the mailman has become the old ice cream man from my childhood days! My letters are my prize possession. I told Sean I will be thrilled of course when he comes home but I will miss the letters. We have bonded so much through them. He laughed and said he knows and will make sure to surprise me with them still over time.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Sean'sGirl82 For This Useful Post:
Crazychick12 (06-11-2017), fiat_nox (06-11-2017)
  #23  
Old 06-11-2017, 02:39 PM
Crazychick12 Crazychick12 is online now
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Cali
Posts: 88
Thanks: 584
Thanked 52 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorraine View Post
Man, what a roller coaster ride of emotions my mailbox has come. The impatient anticipation of a letter. The thrill and excitement when you see that envelope. Disappointment if you don't. Renewed hope the next day. I love it.
Exactly!!!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Crazychick12 For This Useful Post:
fiat_nox (06-11-2017), Lorraine (06-11-2017)
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are you paranoid about putting your letter in the mailbox? herewithoutyou2 GPT Phones, Mail, and Visitation Discussions 12 06-20-2012 09:34 AM
Your initial reaction to seeing your MWI's first letter in your mailbox? BlueEyedEllie Met While Incarcerated 48 11-06-2010 07:49 PM
Letter in Annie's Mailbox shows how early abuse can start LeBeau Domestic Violence 3 02-03-2010 11:24 AM
Do You Get So Happy When There's A Letter From Him In The Mailbox? opalznsilver GPT Phones, Mail, and Visitation Discussions 54 03-04-2007 07:58 PM
Still No Letter in my mailbox! AUGH! strangeanimal PTO Lounge 7 08-05-2004 02:04 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:36 PM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics