Aaaah! Yes indeed! I am an incurable romantic,despite now choosing to be single! I have both written and received many love letters ,all of them being very special to both myself and the other parties concerned.The earlier ones were sweet and innocent,and the latter,to the man I married changed from Love to Lust quite rapidly as he had to work overseas quite a bit! And yes,I did actually keep many of these,though I have no idea where on the planet they may be!!! I think I did this because I wanted to be able to prove to my son,that he was definitely conceived in major Love!!
I wish I had kept the letter I received from a guy in high school. We were good friends, and he was very sweet. My first boyfriend, gosh if you could call him that, we were so little, and I would send letters to each other. And, my husband and I exchanged 'love emails', haha. The internet played a major role in our courtship.
Yes have received quite a few over the years as have been on my own for long periods (not married at the time I mean). I also haven't kept them as I am the opposite of a hoarder (detrimental sometimes eg when things come back into fashion and I have got rid of them!). Of course now the romance has gone out of loveletters I think as they are all 'texts' or emails....still the current generation prob think this is fantastic...so there you go...
Yes - both. When my late husband was in the RAF I received letters from him 2/3 times a week. I always received lovely cards for Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries. His secret code to me was to hide his initials somewhere on the front of the card for me to find.
3 a week, Norma. WoW. This must have been before 'Snail Mail' came together! I've have sent 2 birthday cards from Sydney (Au) to Melbourne (Au), 1, 3 years ago, & 1 last year, & each took 10 days. I'd even paid extra for a Priority stamp on the 2nd card, because I was told at the P.O. it would arrive sooner!
I was leaving my b/f for 5 months, to travel o/s with my parents. He came out to the airport with us, & my sisters, to say goodbye, & handed my a little letter, not to be opened until I was in flight! When I read it, I started crying, & the hostess asked if I was ok! We were always writing back & forth, during those 5 months, so much so that my dad said I should go out & look at something! (We were in the same place in London for 1 month, & 10 weeks on Paris, France) Back then the mail would arrive twice a day, at the same time of the day. In London. I'd be waiting behind the door of the house we were staying in, for the mail to fall through the slit, onto the tiled floor!! I have all the letters he sent me, in a fat exercise book! I have all the postcards I sent him, in a photo album. That was in 1968, & we've been married for 48 years, 1 month, 1 week & 1 day!!