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Sharon Kishboo poem

Here is a poem I have written to share with you all about the state of UK post these days!


Remember the regular morning post?

Devoured eagerly over tea and toast

Gossip, secrets, plus all the news

Invites, jokes and the latest views


The main form of communication

Provided us with fresh information

Lines of regard from friend or relation

Don’t forget the correct salutation!


Appointments were made,

Best plans laid

New job offer, official on paper

Love notes too, all saved for later


There's the sound of the letter- box clatter

Penfriend stories full of chatter

Greeting cards brought us cheer

Caring thoughts throughout the year


Now technology make messages instant

The mail service is almost redundant

Yet I still yearn for a nice long letter

That personal touch was so much better!

Written by Sharon Boothroyd

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Who Am I?

Hi, my name is Janice and I am the founder of stands for Optimistic and ProActive Seniors Chat. OAPSchat was born in April 2013 as a Facebook page. To date there are over 1460 FB likes. It was in November 2013 that I decided I had enough material and confidence to launch the website.

Since that day, I have been writing articles on all kinds of topics. ranging from hobbies, holidays, food and drink, memories, families, finance and much much more. I now have over one hundred and thirty seven wonderful contributors to date and articles on all different subjects are posted on a daily basis. Over 1400 articles can be read now! Members can comment via disqus, FB and Twitter.

Raffles are held monthly, sometimes more often. A newsletter goes out once a month with my plans for the coming weeks. I am an Independent Happy List Winner 2014 for founding the website.

Loneliness is a big scourge on our society worldwide and the website helps combat this awful isolation by coming together and sharing our thoughts and ideas. OAPSchat is well and truly born now and I hope it will continue to thrive. With your support, I'm confident it will!

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