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    So I'm in work and I see a hand written letter, I look at the date on it as you can guess it said 1945. I've found a bunch more of them, and pictures too if you lot are interested after I scan them I'll upload them here
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    I suppose it depends on what the letter is about. Having spent the first half of my life (perhaps a bit more?) in the time before email, the fact that letter was hand-written is not interesting to me in and of itself.
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    Well, if they talk much about WW2, hang onto 'em for 27 years and then there will be some interest, I'd bet.
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    Well one of them seems in the other his wife maybe, it's old fashioned writing and I don't have my glasses to read them, they address is Cornwall somewhere
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    They seem interesting, she was a nurse and he was a RAF pilot. Old fashioned writing seem hard to read even with my classes on, I was surprised in 1945 they were writing "xxxx" can you imagine? Seems strange to me, I need to find a scanner to keep all of this stuff
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    I think my sister has a letter written by an ancestor ca. 1860. It looks like calligraphy to me: lots of loops and flourishes, and difficult for us who learned to write in the latter half of the 20th century to make heads or tails of.
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    It seems interesting, looking back in time how people used to live, I couldn't imagine getting a hand written letter lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by cluelessPHP View Post
    They seem interesting, she was a nurse and he was a RAF pilot. Old fashioned writing seem hard to read even with my classes on, I was surprised in 1945 they were writing "xxxx" can you imagine? Seems strange to me, I need to find a scanner to keep all of this stuff
    Heheh ... if they weren't "xxxx"-ing and "xoxoxo"-ing back in the 20's, 30's, 40's, we wouldn't be here today
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalecosp View Post
    Heheh ... if they weren't "xxxx"-ing and "xoxoxo"-ing back in the 20's, 30's, 40's, we wouldn't be here today
    True I guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalecosp View Post
    Heheh ... if they weren't "xxxx"-ing and "xoxoxo"-ing back in the 20's, 30's, 40's, we wouldn't be here today
    Though I think you need to use a few more letters than 'x'and 'o' for that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedpacket View Post
    Though I think you need to use a few more letters than 'x'and 'o' for that...
    Nope just xxoo
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