Thursday, June 6, 2013

AlphabeThursday - C is for Correspondence


This week for AlphabeThursday, we are looking at the letter C.  What popped into my head first was something I deal with all day long at work: correspondence!


Being an archivist at a Museum, I read a lot of letters.  When I was young, I'd love to write and receive letters and postcards.  Usually they went to family members, but I did have a few pen pals over the years.  


Now I don't write many letters, but I still love the idea of sending postcards.  I joined a group called Postcrossing, where you send and receive postcards around the world.  This is the last postcard I receive, from China. It didn't take that long to travel to the U.S. -  only 24 days.  My postcard from Lithuania took 94 days to reach me!


Most people want travel postcards or nature scenes, but now I'd rather send my own artwork.  So I'm thinking of joining another group.  Any recommendations? 


Check out what other "members of the class" picked for their Letter C.

10 comments:

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I remember having a pen pal or two when I was a kid... I like what you did with your index card!
BTW -- your link on Alphabe-Thursday goes back to A-T and not here to your blog!! Just letting you know!

Rose said...

Fun idea for the letter C! I don't send a lot of letters or postcards anymore either, but I did all the time when I was younger.

Kara Claflin said...

oh what a wonderful group! Sounds like so much fun. It's hard to believe that postcards can take so long to travel...imagine all that they have seen -if only they could talk! I love the idea of old fashioned correspondence and I wish it would come back into favor.

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness, I like your C letter choice. Very cool! I posted this week too! My is double sweet!

Sue said...

What a perfect job for you!

I love the idea of exchanging postcards like that. Don't know of another group, but if you find one, I hope you share it...

=)

Pam Beers. said...

The art of letter writing has all but disappeared. I love to receive letters as well as write them.

I pull out a letter my grandfather sent me years ago. It's as though he is still here as I look at his beautiful penmanship and wise words.

Thanks for the wonderful post.

VBR said...

The art of writing letters has sadly faded away. Whether it is the instant gratification of internet and texting, or the busy busy busy of everyday life, who knows? I still write letters, but, honestly, I have to say, I haven't received a letter in ages.
I do know that I love to read letters from the past. Insight into people's lives then. (And, I am nosey!)
Great post for letter C.

Tracy Cook said...

I have not read the other commens yet as I dont like to get side tracked off my own thoughts but how about setting up your own group or a new blog . I had a pen pal that lived in Guisborough UK would love to get in contact again

Tatiana said...

my friends and I have just started occasionally exchanging letters, and I love it <3 there's something so personal about someone else's handwriting!
i also love the idea of a postcard group- will have to check that out :D

Pam Beers. said...

Thanks for joining the Horse Pucky gang. I really appreciate it.

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