Did you ever like pen friendship?Before the invention of the mobile phone mostly people depended on postal services to communicate with each other if they had to contact friends or relatives living in any other city, state or country. During those days pen friendship was a popular hobby of the people especially the young generation liked it too much. I had also several penpals. I used to receive almost daily a letter from those friends who were unseen to me I never met them till date. Now I have forgotten their name also. However, a few of them are still in my memory storage. I was fond of correspondence. I used to listen to radio stations also and would send letters and would receive their materials also. Some of the penpals I got from radio stations. In newspapers and magazines, a daily or weekly page was dedicated to penfriendship. Three penpals were from South India. They lived in Mangalore, Vallore and Bhatkal. More or less, 20 friends, I had whom I remained in touch through correspondence for several years but now I don't know what were their names except a few.
Now we have several social sites where people interact with each other online. Facebook was mainly started for this purpose. Now I don't see any column of pen friendship in newspapers or magazines. Past is gone and gone is bygone which never returns.