Let us write letters.
I'VE always enjoyed putting pen to paper, but was beginning to wonder if letter writing was a dying art.
I joined the International Pen Friends Club and was delighted to discover that, far from being dead and in spite of e-mail, the good old letter is still very much alive and kicking around the world.
For a reasonable fee, the club supplied me with a list of contacts at home and abroad, in my age group and sharing similar interests to myself.
All correspond in English, so there are few language translation difficulties.
These days I write to pen pals in many countries. I've exchanged news and views, recipes, souvenirs, tears and laughter. My knowledge of the ways of the world and it's people is greater, and my life richer, thanks to my wonderful friends with pens.
The club is open to people of all ages, from all walks of life.
For further information please write, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to:
MRS E HARDY, P.O. Box 71, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 5GL