This Senior Pen Pals website was written by Pen Pals from Around the World who love communications via email and snail mail. Who could explain the love of letter writing better than real pen pals?
After twenty years of publishing pen pal stories in my newsletter, Inky Trail News, I share those letters and articles on my website to enrich your pen pal experience! Click the left image to learn more!
In 2013, Inky Trail News has been changed to a focus of Senior Pen Pals for Baby Boomers and beyond... age 50 to 80+. WHY did I do this? First, because I am one! Grin! Second, because I love retirement and also do my Retirement-Online.com website.
In the late 1980s, I wrote snail mail pen pal letters to pals worldwide. I loved learning about simple things in life: their culture, what they see when they look out the window, what they ate today, what things cost, and oodles more. Today, our world is more readily available and close due to the internet.
Then I took it to the next level and started to publish a pen pal newsletter -- so I could share the joy of snail mail with others! Now, I will go one step further -- merging my love of pen pal communications with my joy in retirement!
My website is simply sharing senior pen pal friendships worldwide... New Senior Pen Pals can deeply enrich your retired life.
I sincerely hope you enjoy my website!
WHO is a Senior Pen Pal?
Anyone (age 50 to 80+) who cares to write and express their thoughts via the written word! We are folks, worldwide – ladies and gentlemen who care to share life, single and married, rich and poor, funny and serious! We are educated and not, working and retired. We are your sister, your neighbor, your co-worker and your friends - the people of the USA and the World!
Correspondence is truly the equalizer of friendships.
Senior pen pals come in all ages, colors, shapes and sizes. Looks don’t matter as we are communicating mind to mind – the visual distractions are gone. Friendship reigns and we meet mind to mind! Diversity reigns as that's what makes life so very interesting!
Pals find friendship in many different avenues: A new "empty nest" mom writes to a senior who describes motherhood in the 1920s, an office manager learns from a country retiree, some retirees want to swap postcards, or maybe someone seeks correspond on a specific topic: diabetes, card games, gardening or books.
WHAT is A Pen Pal?
It is correspondence – plain and simple. It’s someone who feels the need to communicate via the written word. It’s a hobby for someone who enjoys written friendships, usually with a "stranger”, who quickly becomes a “friend”, and who lives far away across the nation or across the world.
Some write at the computer while others prefer hand written letters. Many pen friends are lifetime friends. A pen friend is also a person who enjoys the daily visit to their mailbox – yes, that mundane routine task that others just do – we enjoy that job! Why? Because We Find Friendship Inside!
Living across the nation in homes, apartments, condos and RV’s - they are your neighbors, your family and your friends. They are also in every country worldwide – pen friends are everywhere!
We write letters when we have time – in the midst of a chaotic day or in the quiet of the night. Letter writing is like journaling, a chance to relive your week and capture it in your own words and thoughts!
I hope you enjoyed this brief tour of our Friendly Correspondence Hobby! Click on the SITE MAP link to the left -- and you'll see a listing of all the reader-contributed articles to convince you that you've visited the right place for all your letter writing fun!
Thanks again for visiting!
Wendy, editor of Inky Trail News