I had 2 pen pals growing up: Alexis who is family best friend who we would vacation together in Summer. She lived in Portland and I lived all the way in Shelbyville, IN. Alexis was a fun pen pal because she had the COOLEST stationary. It was Lisa Frank or Hello Kitty or something really fun. Only on special occassions would I get Lisa Frank stationary. I always had a complex about my stationary complex.
My other pen pal was Aunt B. She lived a hour.5 away so clearly the best option for me was to write her letters. Today she sent me an email. Aunt B found the following piece of correspondence from an 8 year old me.
Here’s the translation for my beautiful handwriting:
Dear Aunt B,
Hi! I’m cleaning everything and looking at some old letters, they are funny! Dad’s planning a new attack, so beware. In one of the letters you like..????. For Dad’s Day I made Dad a card at a card machine. It says: For all those times I got into trouble I have one thing to say for my self Adam and Carrie Framed Me! Love, Bess
I always assumed that I was a good writer as a young child. Apparently not. But I did have some pretty amazing Lisa Frank stationary.
Gee, I guess we’ll never know who or what I was supposed to like when you were 8 years old and I was,well, . . .older. I’ve got to say though, if that cheery little stationery didn’t put a person in a jolly good mood, I don’t know what would.
haha that’s great! I used to love me some Lisa Frank stationary!
oh and i love your relationship with your Aunt B, I hope I’m that way with my nieces and nephews some day! And since I’ll already be Aunt B (Brooke), I’m already one step in the right direction!
Oh bess … I did love our penpal days – but now I am here in the flesh!! 🙂 haha.