To My Pen Pal in Hamburg, Germany, With Love From Watts, California
How a Transcontinental Correspondence Turned Into One of my Most Valuable Friendships
How can we celebrate the people we’ve never met who helped get us through the worst year of our life?
When I was a child, my grandmother often expressed the importance of communicating with everyone. She backed that up with her own behavior. When she walked down the street, she spoke to everyone. It did not matter if you were elderly or a child, or if you spoke English or Spanish. She had a smile and a conversation for you.
My grandmother knew people mattered, so she invested her time and energy …