52 letters in 2018 (week 17): Reconnect

Week 17 (April 23-29): Reconnect

During my recent visit back home to the Kansas City area, I had the pleasure of catching up with two of my longest-time friends. The three of us have been pals since we were in junior high, surviving the torment of puberty and braces, torturous school bus rides, and 1980s Aqua Net-crusted hair and linebacker-width shoulder pads together.

After I returned from my trip, one of those friends sent me a text with photos of a treasure she found in her recent move. She’d unearthed a postcard I sent her in 1991.

I’d forgotten that we did lose touch for a while after high school graduation. But eventually, I tracked her down.

1991 postcard frontI sent a postcard to her parents’ house.

2018-04-22-2_backAnd I guess I heard back from her, because here we are, approaching our 30-year-anniversary of high school graduation and we still stay in touch.

This week, reconnect with an old friend or other lost contact via snail mail.

  • Week 1 (January 1-7): Send a Happy New Year’s note.
  • Week 2 (January 8-14): Send a Thank You note.
  • Week 3 (January 15-21): Send a postcard from your community.
  • Week 4 (January 22-28): Mail a postcard or letter to another country.
  • Week 5 (January 29-February 4): Mail a Valentine to a pal.
  • Week 6 (February 5-11): Mail a minor.
  • Week 7 (February 12-18): Mail an oldie.
  • Week 8 (February 19-25): Write a note to a pet.
  • Week 9 (February 26 – March 4): Clear out clutter.
  • Week 10 (March 5-11): I see you.
  • Week 11 (March 12-18): Write a letter to yourself.
  • Week 12 (March 19-25): Share a memory.
  • Week 13 (March 26-April 1): Make a list.
  • Week 14 (April 2-8): Go home.
  • Week 15 (April 9-15): Get fancy.
  • Week 16 (April 16-22): Be in the now.
  • Week 17 (April 23-29): Reconnect.