Pen pal tales

eggs

#1

Did you ever have a pen pal, was it good? I had a french one when I was about 13, Natalie F**m*m. She sent me the first letter, it was water marked with an image of two people snogging the face of each other I think. I never replied, really sorry about Natalie, I wish I had replied and kept in contact though


#2

Is it really a pen pal if there was only ever one letter sent?


#3

Yeah, we were forced to go it at school, had two at various points, one a kid in America, one in Spain.

The one in America (maybe Mikey?) lived in a trailer and had a tonne of cats. That was about all I could make out because his hand writing was so atrocious.

The Spanish one was from Zaragoza, and devoted much of his letters to showing off his graffiti tags. I tried to respond in kind but my heart wasn’t in it.


#4

is spammer a more accurate term then?


#5

I just remembered, my big sister’s friend’s boyfriend took the time to write to me and I never replied to that either, I’m an awful human.


#6

Did you correspond in spanish?


#7

No, his English was pretty sharp (and his handwriting infinitely better than the other dude), which I felt kind of bad about but I spoke zero Spanish so it would have been all graffiti tags otherwise.


#8

I was supposed to write back in French I think, although I never did.


#9

I’m not sure. I’ve never had a pen pal - a girl did once write to me asking if I was her boyfriend’s father, but I ignored it (I was about 21 at the time).


#10

I think Natalie F**m*m fancied you.


#11

what an opener to a pen pal friendship that letter would be


#12

I’ve never had one

My mum is still writing to hers though - they did a French exchange when they were teenagers (I’m not sure what came 1st the letters or the exchange) and they are still in touch nearly 60 years later.


#13

Oh definitely. She’d never seen, heard or read anything I wrote but nonetheless I think you’re right, my name and address alone are very sexy.


#14

this is nice story, have they ever met?


#15

i used to have loads. guess i forgot about them all :confused:


#16

yes - they did an exchange and stayed at each other’s houses when they were teenagers

I’m not sure if they have met as adults


#17

sorry, I’m not sure how i managed to read you’re first sentence and then just forget that I’d read it, doh.


#18

you wouldn’t have forgotten about them if they were letter-writing burritos


#19

most of them were girls. think it’s pretty safe to say that i’m more interested in girls than burritos.


#20

I’m replying to ever post in this thread to make up for all those letters I never replied to (3 of them that I can think of),