Thursday, September 17, 2015

Why Yes, Long Bow Archery Can Be A Letter Writing Trait

  Who Are They?


For the history and discussion of this most interesting letter pictured, see:  1885 Letter

A Few Interesting Facts

After a rather long and exacting  night of matching requests to connect participants in the first Jane Austen Letter Writing Society's Pen Friend Exchange and a few errors made on my part (many apologies for the name typos from cutting and pasting wrong information into emails), the deed is done.  

After the match up, I decided to compile some data that would give a little glimpse at  who was participating.  Not surprisingly, we are a diverse lot!  

Numbers,numbers,numbers!

In total we had 24 participants sign up for the first Pen Friend Exchange.  That is a lovely number to begin with.  Thank you one and all for the interest and the excitement generated.

Where in the world?

17  USA
3    Spain
1    Mexico
1    Canada
1   Australia
1   Netherlands

Lizzy, Jane, Emma?


The question of what Jane Austen character do you most relate to was asked of  each Pen Friend applicant.  Here are the results.

Elizabeth Bennet  7
Emma Woodhouse  5
Anne Elliot  3
Jane Bennet  2
Elinor Dashwood  2
James Morland  1
Fanny/Emma   1
Emma/Elinor  1
Undecided  2

Diversity Has It!


Each participant was asked to list a few hobbies or interests.  I was completely amazed with the diverse talents and interests.  What a fabulous group of Pen Friends!

Letter Writing                                                     
Martial Arts
Knitting                                                               
Knitting Lace
Crochet                                                               
Travel
Reading                                                            
Swimming
Bird watching                                                
Calligraphy                                                  
Gardening                                                        
 Painting
Sewing                                                              
Blogging
Music                                                                
Singing
Photography                                                      
Acting
Crafting                                                            
Concerts
Bicycling                                                          
Badminton
Nature Walks                                                  
Making Postcards
Long Bow Archery                                          
Journaling
Playing Ukulele                                                
Tea Drinking
Playing Piano                                                    
Hiking
Ballroom Dancing                                            
Opera
Antiques                                                          
 Ballet
Japanese Culture                                              
Fountain Pens
Paper                                                                
Ink
Playing the Fiddle


Just a note to all who are participating.  There are really no rules, this exchange exists to promote thoughtful, meaningful communication.  Write letters and send letters to your Pen Friend partner, it's really that simple. 

I am taking Pen Friend Applications for a WAITING LIST.  Please email me at: JALWSociety@gmail.com if interested.

The next Pen Friend Sign up will be begin on October 15th for the November/December Exchange.

Write Letters
Write Often

Lady Pamela

"A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill."
~~Jane Austen
                                            

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