Thursday, August 21, 2008


#28 - LETTERS, originally uploaded by LauraBelle'.

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.


beth said...

how cool!
happy spying.

pendoodles said...

Wonderful picture and story. :)

nicole said...

that is very that you spied these...and the story is so great.

Abby said...

What a great story! I always wanted a penpal. I think people are more honest about themselves and their feelings through writing than in person sometimes. Maybe that's why I like blogging.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I see we have some friends in common. I'll be back.

O said...

Great spy for "letters"! This is what came to mind first when I saw what #28 was all about but I couldn't find that type of letters like I wanted. Very nice :)

Anonymous said...

This is the neatest thing Laura. I love it and I love you too!

Anonymous said...

I always wanted a pen pal. Never did find one though. It's really awesome you two were able to become close through the letter's. That is so sweet. And thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog.