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    I'll Lock Up LoveMyHats2's Avatar
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    Hello. I thought I would tell of a true story about Pen Pals in my life and how it can lead to something great to happen. I have to keep it short or this would turn into a Novel, but I will try to get the details into it so you could get the story.

    I was 15 years old and very into sports. An older couple watching my football team do practice at the city park started a friendship with me, and asked if I would desire to be Pen Pals with one of their adopted children that live in Belize. I agreed, and over the years kept in contact with a few of the 40 children that this older couple had lawfully adopted that lived in a compound type housing facility in Belize.

    As time passed along, so did this older couple, and things sort of went bad for the funding needed to keep the compound running. Some of the children that lived there, had grown, attended colleges and became some what a success and did what they could to keep the compound going for the newer young children that needed a home.

    As an adult, I was able to visit the compound and later able to rebuild it and I am now the legal guardian of all the children that live there and love being able to help give input into their lives.

    In short, to have a Pen Pal can possibly make things come along that is the most special part of a person's life ever.

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    I'm looking for a couple of pen pals. I can't pm anyone but I emailed a couple of people on here but some haven't been active for so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Falcon View Post
    I'm looking for a couple of pen pals. I can't pm anyone but I emailed a couple of people on here but some haven't been active for so long.
    I haven't done the writing letters thing for such a long time (that is the proper pen and paper type letter). It woud be good to have a reason to write once in a while.

    Feel free to drop me a line.

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    I've stumbled across this thread quite a couple of times, but I never bother posting in it. I really like the idea of getting in touch with new people around the globe. The problem is time: sometimes, it might take a little longer to find the time to write a letter. But if people are fine with an occasional postcard in-between... Kerouac & the Beats sent penny postcards to each other all of the time, just to stay in touch (the sms of the 40s/50s?). So I'll look around in this thread and see if I can get myself to pm someone.

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    Interests: Literature (Kerouac, Agatha Christy, Jasper Fforde, Ann Granger, Tolkien -to name but a few), photography, music (60s/70s/80 Rock), history, traveling, cooking, my partner and our dog ;o)

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    I think my long time pen pal done gone and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Man View Post
    I think my long time pen pal done gone and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.


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    That's a wonderful story and what a legacy you will have left for others to benefit from inspiring!!

    Quote Originally Posted by LoveMyHats2 View Post
    Hello. I thought I would tell of a true story about Pen Pals in my life and how it can lead to something great to happen. I have to keep it short or this would turn into a Novel, but I will try to get the details into it so you could get the story.

    I was 15 years old and very into sports. An older couple watching my football team do practice at the city park started a friendship with me, and asked if I would desire to be Pen Pals with one of their adopted children that live in Belize. I agreed, and over the years kept in contact with a few of the 40 children that this older couple had lawfully adopted that lived in a compound type housing facility in Belize.

    As time passed along, so did this older couple, and things sort of went bad for the funding needed to keep the compound running. Some of the children that lived there, had grown, attended colleges and became some what a success and did what they could to keep the compound going for the newer young children that needed a home.

    As an adult, I was able to visit the compound and later able to rebuild it and I am now the legal guardian of all the children that live there and love being able to help give input into their lives.

    In short, to have a Pen Pal can possibly make things come along that is the most special part of a person's life ever.
    "Hot ginger and dynamite, There's nothing but that at night,
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    I love getting mail and letter writing. Someone should drop me a line sometime!

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    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Am looking for a pen pal or two...have recently found myself absorbed in returning to the written word with proper pen, paper and ink. I have missed this medium a great deal and especially the fact that every letter is both historical and personal. Also a common trait of the era we honor here in the FL.

    Please check my profile for similarities in interests and past posts for background and then PM if interested.

    Look forward to new friends and correspondence...

    M.

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    Wouldn't mind having a pen pal, myself. Haven't written a letter in many many years. Wonder if I remember how to mail something? Hmm...

    Any takers send me a PM.
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