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I Love Handwritten Letters

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    Mr Postman Is That Letter For Me - My childhood had some challenges. It was not enough to be the youngest in a large family. All of us, including mum and dad, had given names...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 2 Responses May 26, 2012

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    I love hand written letters :) I remember when we used to pass notes in class with notebook paper that was folded into a lil square or triangle
    MadHattress3 MadHattress3 18-21, F Dec 16, 2013

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    Where It Counts... - It is quite amazing how two individuals can become good friends in a short amount of time, developing a bond that some never do achieve in a lifetime or even...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    A Letter For The Right Person At The Right Time - Have you ever wanted to write a letter hoping it would reach the right person at the right time? If I were to do that, it would...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    I'm an old school. Still the sweetest thing on earth! I remember asking for just a handwritten love letter one Christmas
    awhitecrayon awhitecrayon 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I Miss Handwritten Letters - I made one for my best friend and gave it to her before she left for Canada. Since there's lot SNS, I kinda miss receiving and giving some hand written...
    Gzbniky Gzbniky 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    Beautiful And Personal -
    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    Dear True Friend - So many times people do not take the opportunity or the time to really get to know someone. Interest is often generated based on looks initially and gradually if...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2012

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    Handwritten letters are honestly a work of art in my opinion. It's always nice to see them. Sadly in this day and age, handwritten letters are becoming more and more rare due to...
    AiKii AiKii 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I Have A Shoebox Full Of Handwritten Letters - from different girls I flirted with back in high school. Until now I still have the box and I have no plans of throwing it away...
    reiko93 reiko93 18-21, F Nov 20, 2013

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    Writing To Friend Across The Country - I moved away from my friend about 4 months ago due to both of my parents being in the military. While I was there I was known for my cursive...
    pleasethinkaboutit pleasethinkaboutit 16-17, F Dec 10, 2012

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    My Mother's Letter - When I went back to the province I found this letter again, it was written by my mom when I was a sophomore high school. I remember that I let my classmates...
    darkrosealterego darkrosealterego 18-21, M Aug 27, 2013

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    I'm a sucker for hand made gifts. <3 I have a box full of sweet things my friends have made me. Notes, coffee filter snowflakes, bracelets, everything. :)
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F Jan 3

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    The Last Letter I Ever Wrote - It all began with a letter so it's probably fitting that that's how it should end . I am assuming you are already gone and that makes me happy for...
    Last2wake Last2wake 41-45, M Oct 11, 2013

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    Written Love - Oh the sweet words written delicately on paper, as if spoken softly into my ear, you write. So much passion, so much love, were it Not for your letter, Id be...
    Nikita8687 Nikita8687 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    What Is A Hand Written Letter? - I can't remember when the last time I saw a handwritten letter. It's become computerized, even worse twitterized. How about texting? I believe...
    ConnieProuder ConnieProuder 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2012

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    The intimacy is well received. In our technological times a handwritten letter means so much more, because of the time taken to make this expression, the trouble taken by the...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Back in 2006 Kurt Vonnegut responded to 5 students that wrote to him. November 5, 2006 Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and...
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M Mar 28

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    Yes - To take the time to sit down and write a letter is not something I have done lately. To wait in anticipation of receiving a letter from someone, do any of us have the...
    Qtip1976 Qtip1976 31-35, M 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Maybe I'm Old School. - I'm upset that long hand letters are such a dying thing now. We're in an age where everyone wants what they want RIGHT NOW. Everyone is always on the move...
    WanderingAimlessly WanderingAimlessly 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    Write Letters! - You can call me corny, boring or conservative, but I love handwritten letters! The same "old" fashion, I have letters from friends from high school, many who I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Army Letters From 1965-1967 - My husband and I decided to cleaning our storage area and came upon letters I had written him when he was in the service. He kept every single letter...
    ConnieProuder ConnieProuder 61-65, F Sep 20, 2012

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    Yes ! - .....and handwriting in general! Call me old fashioned - I am, after all 40! - but I love getting letters through the post....and I love handwriting... It seems there's a...
    KarenDurose KarenDurose 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Mom. - My first handwritten letter was from my mom. She started writing me letters almost every week when I started boarding school at the age of 6. I still have all those...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    Most Beautiful Way - I love handwritten letters from someone that cares for me. This is the most beautiful, breath taking way to show someone how much you truly mean to them. To...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    To whomever has been there, done that and is a deep thinker:Though what I am about to write may seem obvious to those who 'get it,' there comes a time in one's life where it dawns...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F Feb 5

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    For You Who Does Not Need To Read Between The Lines - Wouldn't it be nice if you could write someone this letter and they would actually reply and address each point made in a...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    I Still Have Boxes Of Handwritten Letters Sent To Me Over The Years... - ...but the boxes are getting smaller and smaller. Every year I receive less and less Christmas cards. I...
    OliverDrab OliverDrab 66-70 1 Response Sep 4, 2012

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    Send Me A Little Piece Of Parchment - I enjoy the speed and instant gratification of electronic communications. Although I don't particularly like talking on the phone or Skype, I...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    A Long Lost Treasure - One of the things I still love to do is write letters. It gives me a chance to really express myself to a friend or family member. But with the pain in my...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 41-45, F Apr 21, 2012

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    Handwritten Letters - I love it when someone special hand writes me a letter. I love the anticipation of waiting to read it ... maybe because i feel people can express things on a...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    My First Love Letter - When I was 11 my friend heard me complain because I didn't get a valentine that day and lots of other people did anyway less than 15 minutes later I went to...
    Charlene19893 Charlene19893 22-25, F Jan 21, 2013

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    Bertie's Letters - I have always loved browsing through boxes of old photographs, postcards, cards and letters, which can be found in the “cheap” sections of...
    sichtbar sichtbar 46-50 11 Responses Apr 21, 2010

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    A Letter From Your Best Friend - Dear One with the Tender Soul: I write this to you, as I know you may be reading it. I felt a need to memorialize an indelible expression of...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2011

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    Letters - i remember the day i got a card from my grandma.... now all i get is bills in the mailbox ... no letters
    Augusttwix Augusttwix 46-50, F Aug 24, 2013

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    Palatable Gestures - Hand written letters bring a beautiful tangibility to somebody's thoughts. And to have that shared with you is like receiving a precious stone or a home cooked...
    JoseyDee JoseyDee 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    A Little Piece of Someone Else's Life - Maybe I'm an old fossil, but I still enjoy writing letters using paper and ink. And I enjoy getting "real" mail, in m y mailbox-- something...
    Denmarkguy Denmarkguy 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 23, 2008

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    Dear No One , - like being independent Not so much of an investment No one to tell me what to do I like being by myself Don’t gotta entertain anybody else No one to answer to But...
    Monster520 Monster520 16-17, F Apr 16, 2013

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    Sloppy Intimacy - I've been told that my handwriting is chicken scratch, scribble scrabble, encrypted. Someone even said that it looks like i write with my feet. People have noted...
    sleep140 sleep140 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2010

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    Letter From The Past - I remember years ago when my older children were just babies, I use to write regularly to friends, keeping in contact and catching up with their lives...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    I still remember the day he left. I gave him a letter I've written. I poured my heart and soul, my everything. Tears dropped on that paper, coffee was spilled over it but I still...
    Cristi11 Cristi11 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Lifetime Of Love Letters - January 21st, 2012 was the first time I received a letter in the mail from my sweetheart. It looked different from the other envelopes. It had been...
    ColombianaQueen ColombianaQueen 26-30, F Jan 17, 2013

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    A Time And Space Bubble! - This is very unusual for most people, but I believe that the ones that I hold very dear are quite spoiled by me. I rarely write a letter to them, unless...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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    One, very close to my heart. Emily Dickinson writes to Susan on a Sunday morning. "Thank the dear little snow flakes, because they fall today rather than some vain weekday, when...
    Hz228 Hz228 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Nothing Beats A Handwritten Love Letter On Beautiful Stationery - The heft of good writing paper, the braille-like feel of writing indentations on the paper's underside and even...
    JKS17 JKS17 26-30, F Feb 15, 2013

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    Handwritten letters make this romantic's heart melt.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It seems to be more meaningful to me. I think it's fun to read handwritten letters. I always enjoyed writing letters.
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    i love writing in my diary all the time and i love writing letters to people, when i write in my diary i feel like i can open up and write anything i want and no body can see it at...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I guess I could be a hopeless romantic. When I feel or believe I love someone, I love them and only them. They become a part of everything I do, whether it just be making a...
    Luminae Luminae 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and communications equipment. Due to the clouds...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 6 Responses Mar 29

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