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Old 04-20-2017, 09:59 PM
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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!
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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.
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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?
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I've talked to my husband about finding pen pals after he is released because I know I'll miss it.
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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.
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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.
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It is a rare for me to get snail mail these days. Depending on where they come from I till get super excited.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Have you guys ever tried Postcrossing? I love finding a card or a letter in my postbox. I celebrate open every letter .
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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What an amazing and generous idea Jessica. I think about copy my next cards and use the back site for writing.
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