I joined this group awhile ago. However, I hadn’t written any letters until Thursday when I wrote three.
Isn’t that fun writing paper? I’ve had it for years! When I was in high school I had about 25 penpals. Many from other countries: Tone from Norway, Mohammed from Algeria, Agnes and Judith in Germany and many, many others. I also had some American penpals. The one I wrote to the longest was Chris in Fort Worth, Texas…I still have EVERY letter packed away in a box. Maybe I should write a book!
I’m still in touch with Tone, but have lost touch with the rest…. this also led to me making my family host exchange students and we hosted two….Mary (who I wrote about here) and Frederico from Brazil.
I’ve always been interested in other places and cultures and getting to know how people live, maybe that’s one of the reasons I went into teaching…it’s a way to learn about other people and share that knowledge. Although I majored in Reading, I minored in Social Studies….
I also joined Postcrossing, but have not sent out my postcards, cuz school started and I got busy and well……but I also collect postcards, so I want to start again with that….
So back to my letters…all three are to people I met online. I have met one in real life. One I have been friends with for a couple of years…and the other I just met this past year….
But I was asked if I would write a letter for this project. I think it is worthwhile and I hope some of you check it out….
I also want to thank all of the Flat Stanley volunteers….with all the snow days, we are a little behind on writing letters and sending them. Please be patient….