Earlier today I was thinking about when I was in 5th grade and in English class. We were learning about writing letters and our teacher had set up a pen pal system. Our English class would send letters to another English class on the other side of the U.S. She sent around a list and we got to choose a name off the list and write a letter to that person. I remember I had this pen pal until the summer before entering high school. Her name was Jeri. I have long since lost her mailing address (doubt she'd remember me anyhow).
But as I thought about all those letters, pictures, and memories we shared for almost 4 years I started to miss it. Sure I write to my friends on a daily basis, but its through e-mail. I miss the old fashioned letter writing, envelope, and stamp. I want a pen and paper pen pal to write to, share life experiences with, and create new memories. I want to be excited to open the mail box and see a letter addressed to me from a new friend.
I don't know, maybe I'm just trying to relive my childhood, but all the same I do miss it. Have you ever had a pen pal?