Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kids Don't Know What Philatelic Fun Is

New Zealand's Aucklander reports The Howick Philatelic Society is trying to get young people to join the group but is frustrated because they can't seem to get through to the young people.

Reporter Rowena Orejana quotes one of  the society's members, Ray Clark (shown above), as saying, "I've created a poster: 'Philately is fun'. I sent one to each of the seven secondary schools around. Not a peep from any one of them."

According to the article, Clark, who had a stroke nine years ago, says stamp-collecting is a lot of fun. "Maybe these kids are so used to electronic things, they don't know what fun it is," he said.

He went on to say as far as adults are concerned, "It's therapeutic. You sit in a corner and nobody worries you. I'm out of my wife's hair for three days."

Click here to read the entire article.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM