I have heard of people who received fan mail...and it piles up. The person who sent it they would not know. They may hire someone to reply to the fans.
Friend mail...touches the heart of the recipient. Even if the mail is sent from someone in their distant past.
Friend mail is way different than a notice that someone wants to "friend" you.
Take time to send a note today through the mail. It is like hug.
What to say in the note?
**reference a memory with them. You don't have to recount the whole story.
**share a simple event from your day
**tell the title of a book you are reading
**cut an article from the paper or a magazine
(Or print off an article on line you think they might enjoy)
A couple of years ago I wrote a letter to an elderly man, who had been one of my teachers over 20 years ago in college...and he wrote back! In fact he wrote back twice before I ever responded to his letter! He wrote me until he died several months later. Was I his favorite student? No, probably not... that doesn't matter. I was definitely one of his favorite in the last few months. Why? Because I let him know that I remembered him and he was important. I am so glad that we had correspondence before he passed.
Take time to let someone know that they are not forgotten. A short note may be just the hug they need today.