Friday, January 29, 2010

Letter #29

Letter writing topic for January 29, 2010:

Today write an old-fashioned letter. Now, I know many people (and Web sites) are going to say that any letter, on paper, written with pen and ink, is and "old-fashioned letter." So, what I mean is that, just for fun, today, write letters like your great-grandparents did.

"My Dear Friend,

I hope this correspondence finds you well. We all are enjoying good health this January, and we are doing all we can to remain healthy. I am writing in response to your letter that the postman delivered last Wednesday. I do greatly apologize for the delay in my reply, but it is with great pleasure that I have seated myself to write to you today...."

It's sort of like pretending to speak with a foreign accent or that "Talk Like a Pirate Day." This could be "Write Like it's 1910 Day."

At some point, you might want to explain to your letter's recipient why you're writing like that...or not. You could just let them wonder about your sanity.


HereBeDragons said...

I think my friends already worry about my mental health a little bit. ;)

Stephanie said...

I re-read Pride and Prejudice the other day, and you have NO idea how much that makes me want to write like that–I'm really afraid I'll freak someone out by writing an entire letter in this old 1800s style. Maybe I should, and say you egged me on. ;)

365 Letters said...

Surely, Stephanie, other Jane Austen fans will appreciate your 1800s style letter! I say, go for it! And, you can tell them I said so! ;)

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