When I was eight years old, I wrote to a solider in Desert Storm. I was given his information from my teacher and we became pen pals. He was from my hometown but I didn't know him personally. I remember sending him pictures of me and him writing back. I enjoyed getting his letters. I couldn't tell you what I wrote in there but I thought I was keeping the guy company.
On my way to school Wednesday morning, I heard a commercial and they said Desert Storm. For some reason the guy popped in my head and I remembered his name. I looked him up to see if he was on facebook. Sure enough he was. I didn't know how to question him to find out if it was really him or not. Well after a few messages back and forth, it was! What's even crazier is he remembered me and kept all the letters I wrote him. He said he had a box of all the letters he received and was going to find one from me. He sent me a picture of an envelope I sent him.
I have to say that my handwriting has improved! I thought this was so cool. I told my students about what had just happened that morning and they all thought that was so cool. I am going to look for the letters he sent me (hopefully I kept them). I am so excited we have reconnected. This is something you don't come across to often. So, I encourage you. If you have ever had a pen pal, look them up. No telling what you might discover.