When living in Paso Robles, we had a young couple living across the street. The man, Donnie, and my hubby used to chat now and then. Donnie was in the military. I never really spoke to his wife, also named Laura, much other than brief 'hellos' or a wave driving past each other.
Then Donnie told Bill they were going to Germany! We ended up getting some of their things that they couldn't take and Bill also bought items from their yard sale.
Laura wrote me from Germany. I have kept every single personal letter she wrote to me (this picture isn't including the Christmas and birthday cards!). We became good friends over those exchanges, and, we still keep in touch. You just never know who will fill your heart with friendship and joy ... even beginning just through LETTERS.
Thursday, August 21, 2008