Sunday, May 27, 2012

Letters Versus Emails

Hi Everyone,

First, I must apologize for not posting a new blog last Sunday.  Long story short, we had trouble with our washer and had to get a new one before company came this weekend, and then we had trouble getting it. 

Next, I want to wish everyone a safe Memorial Day weekend as we remember our loved ones and our military that have past on.   I know we'll be visiting our cemeteries this weekend to place flowers on the graves of our family members. 

I want to talk about letters versus email.  When I was a kid I was taught to write thank you notes to everyone who did or gave me anything.  At a later age, I started writing letters to friends and family who were not nearby, and I wrote to guys in the military. 

All these people told me I wrote the best letters because I entertained them.  I tried not to write boring stuff even when I was writing about day to day life.  I made my letters sound like stories, and I loved to write them.

Emails are fast and some of my friends can make them wordy (sorry, Beppie, I just had to say it) and very entertaining.  Most are brief and to the point.  I don't even like writing an email, but I do.  I don't like talking on the telephone either.  Grin!

I always saved important letters, birthday cards and other special cards from friends and family.  I need to empty a few drawers.  lol  To me a real letter is much more personal than an email.

Do you prefer letters or an email you can just delete?

See you next Sunday!

Sandra K. Marshall


Historical Writer/Editor said...

It depends on the person and where they live. I like both letters and emails. I prefer sending emails, though, in most cases.

Sandy said...

Thanks, Laura. I hardly ever keep an email because they aren't personal enough. If I get a lovely card and someone writes something sweet in it, I'll keep it.

Anne Van said...

I love it when someone takes the time to send me a letter or a card. Makes me feel special. : )

Sandy said...

Me, too, Anne. I got a very special birthday card from my sister that I will keep. Some day the family will go through all my cards and throw them out. lol Hopefully, they'll read them first.

Louise Behiel said...

I don't send cards to anyone for anything. I'll show up or call. and then I email for everything. I guess I'm a curmudgeon Sandy but I'm so busy that I don't have time to run out and buy cards. I tell everyone that's my truth and so it is. LOL

Sandy said...

LOL Louise, I used to write long letters in my cards, but now only a short note. Thanks for coming by.