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Dear Liam,

Can you believe it, today marks our 15th year writing to each other! I remember searching the Internet looking for a site to gain a pen pal and found a website called Friendship.   I checked out different profiles not expecting much then I see your smiling face. You were wearing a t-shirt with a fierce, roaring tiger on the front.  It made me think immediately: we both adore tigers and felines in general and I like this honest, smiling face. Shortly after I wrote you and waited to see if you would write back.

You did and since then we have written back and forth nearly every day about such topics as our families, our cats, work, social activities, problems, books, movies, television and on and on I could go.

I bet you are wondering why in the world is Bonnie writing about this?  Why well I really appreciate what we have as e-mail pen pals and how strong our friendship is.  I just wanted you to know how much it means to me to have you in my life. I look forward  each day to reading what you typed then responding back.  If one of us is a day slow, we are sure to type a message of concern.  Then the next time one of us is online it is a hurry to let the other one know all is good with a promise next time to if possible forewarn the other if a message will be late.   That is just how close we are!

Just so you know I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you, yes I know I wrote that several times in this message but I can’t help stressing it… just this once! I promise!


Best wishes my friend,