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Pen Pals

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Something I've been lucky to experience since I started posting is the interaction with readers. Many readers have sent along their comments, suggestions, corrections and other thoughts over the last years. For that I am very thankful.

I've also been lucky to make closer connections to a few readers, to the point where we email each other outside of FS. Graybyrd, of course, was one of the very first to message me. A gentleman from the United Kingdom was not far behind. A little later came a connection with a retired Army sergeant major who was once stationed at Fort Devens.

The most incredible blessing I have yet received is the chance to meet the sergeant major and his wife. We had dinner together last night and breakfast this morning. They adjusted their New England vacation driving routes to allow us the chance to do so.

While our emails allowed the sergeant major and I the opportunity to know a bit about each other, I hadn't had any correspondence with his wife. Didn't matter. Like the gracious Lady of the South she is, she welcomed me with open arms and made our meals together a true pleasure.

I look forward to more connections with folks here.