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November 21, 2011



YES! I am so excited to get planning my spring social! Thank you for writing all these great tips!


Thank you! I've been wanting to host one in Portland for so long, but have had such a mess of questions, this is a nice starting spot. Appreciate you sharing these tips with us! xo!


Oh, I love this idea so much. Clearly I need to start scouting out possible locations! Thank you for the nudge toward new adventures in letter-writing. :)

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This would be great! Thanks for sharing the tips, I've always wanting to host this one. :)



I tried this once but only one person showed up for that part of the shindig. The way I worked it was to take a game like Scrabble, which usually takes forever, but instead of becoming eaten by the anxiety of endless possibilities (and that spot on the board you just KNOW another player will take) continue writing a letter between turns. Both things get done quicker.


We tend to avoid coffee shops because the typewriters are so noisy, but if you aren't using typewriters or the owners are okay with it, then that might be your best bet.


Do you know of any letter socials being held at American Legion halls? I'm thinking of starting one locally & thought maybe I'd get more attendance if we could hold them - or at least the first couple - at the Legion & they could provide us with soldiers' addresses wherever in the world they are stationed...

Kathy Zadrozny

I dont know of any currently being held in American Legion halls, but if you set one up, well certainly add it to the calendar!


This inspires me to try a social in Santa Cruz County.
Thank you for the support.

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