Just Jot It January # 13 – Subscribe


Just Jot It January # 13 – Subscribe

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 13th, 2020


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We used to subscribe to the local newspaper, but haven’t in many years. I liked reading them, but I’d get so far behind they would just pile up unread. Any actual ‘news’ we’d already heard on the local TV station news casts, so mostly I liked the comics pages, and the crossword puzzle pages.

If there was some strange thing that happened, or whatever I thought really interesting, I’d clip out the piece to save. Did I ever go back to them? No. I finally threw it all away.

We used to subscribe to a magazine or two in the past, but no more. I can’t even remember what they were, except Golf Digest (for him). I’m not much of a magazine type reader, anyway. There were a couple I liked a long time ago, because they had pages where you could find a pen pal to write to. I had my letters published in those several times, and lots of people wrote letters to me, and I to them back & forth for quite a few years. I still have some of the letters. Most everyone stopped when the internet and emails became more of a thing.

It’s very seldom we’ll get a letter in the mail these days. A card now and again sure, but not letters. I miss that.

Blogging is kind of like having pen pals I think. At least some of us write electronically in the comments back & forth and get to know about each other a little. Progress – yes, in many ways, but still it was fun to get letters in the mailbox.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

4 responses »

  1. I miss the back and forth of letters too – and that feeling of excitement you get when you see you have received a letter. Now we don’t even get bills in the mail.

    • Thanks, Colline!
      So true – so fun to find a nice letter in the mail. You get to recognize people’s handwriting, too, so immediately you know who it’s from. Plus if you write to people in other countries, there are lots of interesting stamps to collect. 🙂

  2. I miss letters too. I used to be obsessed with the mail when I used to mail out my manuscripts hoping someone would choose to publish it. Now no one wants you to send them in the mail. Have to do it electronically now. 😦

    • Thanks, Paula!
      I can just imagine the anticipation of receiving an acceptance letter in the mail. I sent out a few like that, all nicely typed up on paper. I guess things change with the times we are in, so it’s all done online. I’ve done that a few times, too, and sometimes it’s easy, and other times I can’t figure out what to do. 🙂

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