Monday, January 28, 2013
Out going...and New Pen Pal...and ulterior motives and EXPECTATIONS!!
This is a letter to my new pen pal...my older sister who lives in Texas. It's not like I have never written to her before, but at least not on a consistent basis...and certainly not much effort has gone either way over the years with letters. Mainly phone calls and visits. (You know she has 7 children and I have 10...so we have been a tad bit busy over the years!) She was very curious about my Jane Austen Letter Writing Society (on page 2 of this blog)...but get this...she states in her letter in response to me requesting her to be my pen pal...
"I've done a terrible job of doing things right or reading between the lines where you and Pat are concerned, so if there is any ulterior motive for this exercise in letter writing you had best state it clearly in your next letter, just so I'll clearly understand what is expected (if anything)."
You bet there is an ulterior motive... a near drought of "REAL MAIL" in my mail box!!! YES!!!! There are expectations.... heh, heh...(Just hand over your first born...that ought to do it!) Nah, seriously : I write, then you write me back! It's that simple.
Hee, hee. I think it is so funny how suspicious people get now-a-days when you ask folks to simply write a reply back to the letter they are holding in their hands!
Oh we will have a great correspondence...she is anxious to get into the swing of it. She just needed my nudge. How about you... have you tried to connect via letters with far-flung family members? Give it a try...the month of Letter writing starting this Friday is an excellent way to get started.