What to write to a military pen pal I don't know?
November 19, 2007 9:54 PM Subscribe
What sort of things should I write about to my soldier pen pal?
posted by anonymous to human relations (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I signed up to be a pen pal for a soldier overseas with a volunteer organization, but I'm having a hard time keeping up with my correspondence. This isn't someone I know, so I can't write about familiar subjects (because I don't know what they are!), and they don't regularly write to me (which is part of the deal, so I understand that). I've been writing about my life, but it feels so awful - "Hi I'm having a great comfortable spoiled life here with my friends and family! Hope life alone in a warzone isn't too awful!" What sort of things can I talk to this person about that will provide the most comfort and support?
I am a woman, and so is my soldier.