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Do you write letters on a regular basis? Is this an important habit to model for our children? How do we renew appreciation for letters?

What do you do in your family to encourage letter writing? Do you save letters, and if so, do you ever share and reread them? I would be interested in how others keep letter writing alive in the world.


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    May 1 2013: Social media is to letter writing as Katrina was to New Orleans.
    • May 1 2013: Hopefully both New Orleans and letter writing can be salvaged, and both can emerge in new, stronger incarnations. I plan to do my part for letter writing at least.
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        May 1 2013: Good on ya girl! Getting and answering letters was a huge part of my sanity preservation regimen in the Vietnam War. There is nothing like being alone with pen, paper and almost tangible visions of the loved one with whom you are "talking". I must say I do not see much hope for a revival of the habit, but I hope your optimism is rewarded. Thanks for a thoughtful post!

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