Prices surge up and over the top, but never slide down. The once a year seasonal contact becomes ever more expensive. Not everyone has access to internet technology, nor is everyone savvy with computers.The cost of posting a letter can be a burden when budgeting becomes ever tighter. Even some friends who say “email me” do not seem to realise that a reply to that all-important first one would be a definitive first step to securely sharing that once a year chat in another way. On the other hand, could the lack of communication be that the email address given was not quite right. Then again, if it was wrong, the mail would have dumped itself right back into my in-box; that has not happened.
I guess I shall just have to keep writing emails, trying to make contact, and hoping that someone, (preferably the right recipients) are reading what I send. I suppose, I should also send the regular snail mail card, as I have always done. I do want to keep the connections with my friends.