Letter from a 15 year old “looking for a long term-relationship”
March 29, 2012, 7:26 pm
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It’s been a few days since I transcribed some of letters I found in boxes in my room. ¬†I’ll continue to post them as they are proving a hit – Monday got the most blog views since I started this blog a year ago, so thanks. ¬†If you like my posts, please like them and rate them and follow the blog. ¬†You can also follow me on Twitter @beckybarnesb.

Please note РI transcribe the letters as they are, so any typos or bad punctuation are left there for authenticity.  All letters are hand written.

Out of the letters from pen pals, some of them are from pen pal clubs, some are friends and some are people I met on Christian camp – from the age of about 12-16 I went on camps in the school holidays.

Here’s one from one of those camps that I went on in 2003, so I would have been 15.

“Hey Becky!

There is no to sound as if keeping in contact me is a chore! lol!

Dont worry about the paper, its nice and colourful. ¬†Me in a bikini! everyone has laughed at that! lol! apparently some of Olivia’s friends are jelous of my figure? I cant see why though! lol?

Yeah I got a group pic as well, I didnt feel your elbow in my head lol! so it cunt of hurt that much!

My highlight was becoming a christian but also all the great friends I met because without them and you I wouldn of been able to have as much fun.  What was your Highlight?  I really wanna go back too and am starting to save! I would love to go to new year as well but cunt afford it at the moment lol!

Well myself! I am 15 single and looking for a long term-relationship!! I enjoy sport especially football. I play for Borough county and South of England! I really enjoy Robbie Williams music and he’s probably my favourite artist! Wat r ur interests? I wrote that a bit like a thing you see in the paper looking for love! He He




Letter from a teen scouser pen pal nine years ago
March 24, 2012, 5:34 pm
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When I was younger, I used to have a load of pen pals. ¬†In fact, I belonged to a pen pal club and have shoe boxes filled with old letters. ¬†Yesterday, when I was clearing out my room to prepare for moving to Reading next week, I came across them. ¬†I couldn’t actually remember a lot of the people the letters were from but they did make me laugh. ¬†I thought why not share them on my blog!

This is one that was sent to me in March 2003.

“Hi Becky,

I’m tremendous thanks for asking. ¬†How r u? Dont ask me wot’s up with my words it’s cos I’m in a really happy mood. ¬†And wen I’m in a really happy mood I use weird an funny words! ¬†Ta 4 ur letter’s 2. ¬†I think its proper boss that we have loads in common 2. ¬†You are dead lucky that Orlando used to go to ur skool cos he’s so fit it’s unbelievable. ¬†Yeah Anfield’s near me but I don’t go as often as I’d like. ¬†So I have to make do with watchin it on the tele. ¬†My Fave player is Steven Gerrard he is so fit it should be illegal! ¬†I proper love him 2 bits. ¬†I’ve only been to see Liverpool twice!

Yeah you told me wot music u r ¬†into. ¬†I love fit black guys 2 but it’s ironic that u said u like Sean Patrick Thomas cos we were watchin save the last dance in RE. ¬†He is fit to. ¬†If I Lived in Kent and didn’t know you an met your crew on a Friday night I would be layin on one cos there is loads in your crew.

Was the party good? an have you got what you want yet? ¬†I mean have you got Mark as your boyfriend yet? ¬†No I havent got a bf cos I’ve just got out of a relationship cos I never see him.

So ahm well. ¬†Rite, b4 I tell u about my friends I’d just like 2 tell you that they’re not pretty.

1st there’s Lindsay. ¬†She’s got brown hair with bigish ears! she’s my best mate but recently she keeps skittin me and puttin me down so. she’s loud she’s quite bitchy and snotty but u got 2 get 2 no her.

2nd there’s Gemma. ¬†She’s got red hair with blonde streaks. ¬†She can be sound but can be annoying at times. ¬†She flirts with everyone like me! ¬†She doesn’t like 2 argue with people, but it’s sly cos people walk all over her. ¬†Rite from now on I’m describing their personalitys.

3rd there’s Carla. ¬†She’s brill dead funny always gettin pissed an always huggin me!

3rd there’s Shylin. ¬†She doesn’t care wot people think she speaks her mind and she’s off her head. ¬†She’s from Cimbabway or somethin.

4th there’s Craig. ¬†He’s moody but can be happy. ¬†I was seeing him. An we always flirt but I don’t like him.

5th there’s Boey (Joseph) he’s always skittin ppl but only messin. ¬†He’s funny and really nice to me.

6th there’s Craig. ¬†He’s seeing Carla. he’s a bit of a wuss but still funny.

7th there’s Paul. ¬†He’s into club music and keeps himself to himself.

Then there’s Jessica, Laura, Diane, Tina, Emma and Michael.

I haven’t got a recent pic of me but I will send one soon. ¬†You prob are pretty but u dont want 2 sound big headed. ¬†Now if you compare yourself 2 me u’d probably be Rachel Stevens. ¬†Cos I’m not pretty!

Rite I’m goin 2 go plz plz plz write bck soon.

Bye.  Looking forward to hearing from you.

Lot’s of Love,