HAVE pity on us!

The young (anyone under 80) no longer send address slips when they move house, which they seem to do frequently, probably because of their jobs, which don't seem very stable these days.

They all rely on emails, online or phone messages, which some of us can't hear. Handwriting doesn't seem to be taught and, as old fingers get stiff, it's harder to read anyhow.

I did once touch-type, but changing to computers or Skype can make that difficult. The keys aren't in the same place.

In case you find this irritating, remember technology is moving so fast you may have the same problem one day!

I wonder how many Christmas cards end up in the dustbin as the poor postman is defeated?

Joanna Wates