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Post by Archived Topic » Wed Dec 26, 2001 1:44 pm

I have been trying for ages to write my friend a letter. We have been friends since we were 5. I moved to a different country when I was 10, we wrote each other for several years but unfortunately lost contact in our late teens, a couple of years ago I decided to track her down and by pure coincidence found her.....we have now been chatting and E-mailing each other for about 1 year now. None of us have written by "snail mail" except for christmas cards and I think its about time we started using our pens again...my problem is how do I start a letter to her that doesn´t feel like it´s coming from a total stranger she´s chatted with on the internet? Maybe a few good tips on what NOT to write about.

Liza, Denmark
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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Dec 26, 2001 1:58 pm

Why not send her some high-quality photos of yourself, family, pets etc? Your letter might describe the circumstances in which they were taken.

I would not worry about the change of medium. You have known each other a very long time, after all.
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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Dec 26, 2001 2:13 pm

Assume for a moment that her name is "Kay".

Try something like:
Hey Kay,
How's things?

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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Dec 26, 2001 2:27 pm

Assume her name is Kay. Start:

Kay; (use semi colon if loose friends, if closer,
use comma.

Kay,
I'm so happy we've made contact again, I sure missed you. Just the other day, I was thinking of all the things we did together blab, blab, blab ... etc.

Al of Rhode Island


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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Dec 26, 2001 2:41 pm

"How's things?"
As in "How is things?"
Please. Tell me you're not American.
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