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LONGVIEW: Buckner residents put pen to paper, write letters to military personnel

The Longview-News Journal just ran a story about residents at Buckner Westminster Place who are writing letters to members of the military stationed overseas in honor of National Letter Writing Week.

Tweets and emails speed up the pace of life, but sometimes the old ways work best.

"You can feel, you can feel what you write," Ellen Brinson said, as she finished penning a card to an unknown military service member Monday at Buckner Westminster Place.

Brinson was among 36 residents of the Longview senior living community who launched into National Letter Writing Week by ensuring someone serving the United States gets a hand-written card.

She said the simple act of writing a personal letter is becoming a dying art.

"It has been for quite a while," she said. "Our grandchildren don't know what to do with it. They can't even send a card, because they text all the time."

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