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.