Remember "Post Restante" letters?

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Remember "Post Restante" letters?

Post Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:16 am

Hi everyone!
Can anyone remember life before email? Back then, when travelers tried to communicate "on the road", we left letters for each other at the post office, marked "Poste Restante". Did anyone else do this? It was super romantic. I'm writing a story about Poste Restante and would love to hear your anecdotes. Many an affair was started/ended this way. Sometimes, you wouldn't know when or if your friend would get the letter! How harrowing. Please let me know if you can recall the thrill of Poste Restante!

Groups of friends were often separated while traveling (for romantic reasons, usually!) and used Poste Restante to re-connect. Or to find family members. Or meet up with a sports team....What's your story?


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