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PENPALS

Please post a reply if you would like to be penpals.

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So I was reading about pen pals in The NY Times this lovely Sunday morning and thought it might be fun.  I have many interests and I’m a writer/editor, avid reader, Baker, cook, foodie, animal lover, et. al.  If you’re interested in a purely platonic interaction, pm me.  🌹

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Hello Tori,

 

I sent you a private message, but I'm not sure if it went through.  Count me as interested!  - Alan

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Hello! 
I would love to be pen pals 🙂 

 

Have a great weekend!

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Good afternoon, 

 

I am looking for pen pals. One that doesn't mind email. I was thinking of making it a weekly, biweekly, or monthly correspondence depending on their schedules. During these times, I feel that it is a good time to reach out to people and make friends. A little about me, I am recently married and almost 31 years old. We have two cats and a dog. I have been called an "old soul" my entire life which may be why I studied history and library science in college. I love history, listening and telling stories. I am really into puzzles, reading, gardening, baking, and crafts. I am currently learning cross stitch and crochet. 

Thank you! I look forward to hearing you all! Have a happy holidays:) 

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Arizona married male senior looking for pen pals of either gender please send me private message thank you!

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Hello, how are you?

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I would love to have penpals I’m 69 female and with virus out it seems I find myself very lonely with no to talk to I cry a lot 

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Hi,

  I would enjoy being your penpal, I am 65 female and yes with this virus we are lonely and have no one to talk to. Please reach out if you would like

 

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First I must apologize to everyone, specifically to those who responded, but my EMail send all those messages to JUNK and I did not know, sorry.

 

So I would like to try this again, please?

 

I am disabled so PenPals are very important and gives me something to look forward to, until I can get my cyborg-body and transfer my brain - LOL?

 

Until then would love a stress and fault free exchange of ideas, thoughts and feeling, hope I hear from you?

 

Fingers crossed you and those you love are healthy, happy and safe from this from the virus.

Take care, be safe but have some fun,

Joseph....

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Hello Joseph,    I see that your post is the most recent, compared to all the other ones I see.  I say this because, I figure that people who posted a long time ago, they already have "enough penpals" and therefore won't bother to answer.  Well, I'm won't write a lot here, since I don't even know if you'll get this and/or respond. But, I'll just say that I'm retired and living in southern GA. I'm a huge animal lover and I enjoy reading and cooking.

                                                                                         Best Wishes,     Vicki

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Hi, I'm new to this PenPal thread.  I'm a 63yo widow living in Washington State with my dog.  I'm an avid walker & hiker, avid reader, love most music, normally a dancer, theater goer and love local events but like everyone else I'm sticking pretty close to home these days.

Sue

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  • Hi Sue, I’m 63 as well but don’t feel it.  I love to read, bake, cook, and go to theater (good old days, classic films, etc. Have lots of interests.  Also have two cats that think their human.  Not sure how to connect but if you like talking about shared and new interests, let me know.
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Hi Tori, it is a pleasure to hear from you.  I also enjoy cooking and reading and am an avid walker.  I'm not great at screen time but have many movies I do enjoy when I've the time to watch.  I have a border collie/aussie mix that is a very active girl.  Before COVID we made hospital visits to Children's Hospital and had just gotten approval for another children's hospital closer to where I live...we didn't even get to get a visit in before those visits were closed down.  We go out to the off base ranges and do off leash runs at least once a week.

I look forward to hearing from you again,

Sue

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Sue,

I hope you are well.  Much of life is mental.  I lost everything twice, including the family farm. I finally imagined myself like a survivor of Auschwitz.  I lost it all but my clothes.

And yet, I kept my life.  Some days I think it is worth more than other days.

 

I wish you a good Monday,

Tom

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Hi Tom,

I've had a great Monday, thank you.

Surviving is the key to the best in life and it sounds like you've got more experience in that than most do! Hopefully fair winds and following seas ahead for you.

Good night,
Sue
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Thanks Sue,

Life is mote about how you feel about something than how it is

 

One of thr worlds great psychiatrists was a prisoner at Aushwitz.  He stayed mentally ok by watching a green plant grow outside the prison

 

Tom

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Hello,

 

I am looking for some new and reliable (that means that they respond in a timely manner, preferably via email) "penpals".  It seems like a great way to occupy one's time during this stay-at-home a lot pandemic time.  I am 67, an educated, retired professional & live in an upscale suburb of Memphis.  I am healthy, read a lot, enjoy good conversation on a variety of topics.  I have a German shepherd named Gracie and I love dogs.  I used to be a musician.  Divorced.  Not looking for a "date" or anything like that -- just friendship.  - Alan

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Hi Alan,  Just saw your posting done on 9/5, so you may have tons of penpals by now, since today is Oct. 23rd. But, if you don't, let me say that I too would like some RELIABLE penpals, preferably via emails. And, I too am not looking for a "date." You mentioned that you love dogs and reading. Well, I'm a huge animal lover and I love to read, with my preference being non-fiction. I must say that I'm a bit envious that you live in a big city like Memphis. I say this because I live in a small, behind-the-times town in southern GA, and it's pretty boring here !  Well, since I don't even know if you'll respond, I'll "finish" for now.   Best Wishes,  Vicki

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Hey, to one and all, I am also looking for PenPals to communicate with through electronic messages.

 

Real quick; living in east-central NC, with a small zoo of rescued fur-babies, which keeps me moving even with my disabilities.

 

Hope to hear from someone, helps pass the days and I get to learn new things all the time.

 

Fingers crossed you and all those you love are healthy, happy and safe. Good luck and best wishes,

Joseph...

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Hello --- I saw that you posted your msg. just yesterday (10/23), so I'm thinking that you'll be checking-in to see if anyone responds -- as opposed to people who posted a long time ago and (probably) don't "check-in" as much as they use to. Well, God bless you for caring about animals, and having that "small zoo of rescues."  I too am a HUGE animal lover and I just love to hear when other people are !  I live (almost) alone in a small town in southern GA. I've got 2 grown daughters who live far away from me, and therefore life tends to get a bit lonely --- so I'd love to have a penpals.        Best Wishes,    Vicki

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Hi Allan,   This is a test ---  before i send a msg. I want to see if this goes thru

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Hi Alan,  I too am looking for RELIABLE penpals -- preferably via emails. And, I'm also not looking for a "date." You say that you love dogs and reading. Well, I'm a huge animal lover and I just love to read, with my favorite type of books being non-fiction. I see that you live in Memphis, and I must say that I'm a little envious. I say this because there must be so much going on (so much to do) in a big city like Memphis ! I live in a small, behind-the-times town in southern GA, and the town is a "bore-fest. Well, since I don't even know if I'll be getting a reply from you, I'll "finish" for now.  BTW --- my name is Vicki 

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Hi Alan!

 

Nice to hear from someone here.  How long have you & your shepherd been together?  My BC/Aussie & I found each other as she was turning 1 and in November she’ll be 6.  She is my walking & hiking buddy.  


What genres of reading do you enjoy most?  I like historical fiction, fantasy & non-fiction myself.

 

I have been retired since 2015 but have recently gone back to work because so many of he things I enjoy doing are currently shut down.  I live in Tacoma, WA which is between Seattle & Olympia.  It is a port town & I drive cars that have come into the port.

 

I look forward to hearing from you,

Sue

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Hello, i would love to pen-pals"" sign me up.Welcome..

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hi herman, my name is georgiann, i am looking for pen pals i am 66 years old and had a fall last year, had surgery and now i am home bound, i do hope to walk again one day,  i am a  christian, sometimes very lonely for communication even though i have caregivers.

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Hi, My name is David and like you looking for a pen pal.
Tell me more about yourself. I am an open book.
David
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Hi David,

I am of the older generation and very active doing all the things I wanted to do but had little time. So it's been rather nice not to fill rush with the projects, that had been put on the back burner. Recently been reupholstering some pieces to update a change in a room. Not the serious redo chair thing, but cushions on benches and stools.its nice to pop a color to add interest.I have a dog I walk everyday at a dog park and enjoy meeting the new folks and their dogs.I have an art studio and really need to get back up there and start something new but that's for later.

So David tell me about yourself.

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Hi everyone, I love reading the creative ways folks are trying to connect during the quarantine time. Pen pals are a great way to find connection and talk about our favorite hobbies, sports teams, etc. I have even seen some senior center sponsoring pen pal programs for their members. Sadly, though, as your resident fraud expert, I must add a few safety precautions. As much as we want to assume everyone looking for a pen pal is an honest, upstanding citizen, from my 20 years in the fraud business, I know they are not always. Scammers will try any method and tactic to steal from you. They will create a fictional persona to be-friend you to gain trust and then ask for money or personal information. A few things to keep in mind. Do not give any personal or identifying information they could use to steal from you or create an Identify theft situation. Do not give your address, specific date of birth, anything too personal. Here are some other red flags your new pen pal might be a scammer.

  • They will ask for money to help with an emergency. Do not send money, ever!
  • After building a friendship, they might ask for nude photos. Seems crazy right, but it happens more than you would think. They get you to send these and then try to extort money from you with threats of sending them to your work, church or friends.
  • They will claim to be from the United States but stuck outside the country on a work trip that was interrupted by the travel restrictions or they are on a mission trip. There are many mission trip “doctors” who had their wallets stolen in foreign countries recently and only their new friends can help them. Cough, Cough, of course these are not doctors but scammers trying to steal from you.
  • They ask for prepaid gift cards, wire transfers, cash or for you to open a bank account. Do not ever send money. If they ask for money ignore the request and stop communication with the person.

If you have any gut feelings that something seems off. Listen to that feeling, it’s usually correct. Also, report any suspicious request to the AARP Fraud Watch Helpline at 877-908-3360 we are here to help.

 

 

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