Time was, soldiers wrote home from the front lines to assure family and friends of their safety. Kids wrote dispatches from summer camp, and lovers penned heartfelt tributes to keep the spark alive from a distance. Now, the advent of texts, email and Skype has nearly done the letter in.

Do you lament the demise of the handwritten letter? Do you still send postcards, and get a thrill when one arrives in the mail? Jim Braude and Margery Eagan discussed this timely piece about letter writing.

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