Teenage pen pals reunited almost 70 years after they became friends
The friendship began when Joyce Vosper (née Launder) wrote to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1947 at the age of 15 looking for an American pen pal. She had recently lost her 48-year-old father in 1945 and hoped to make new friends around the world.
Huntington woman, Australian pen pal meet after 52 years of correspondence
There are no statistics on pen pal pairings, but the practice of putting pen to paper to correspond to a new, far-flung friend may have gotten its start in 1913, says librarian James Mantegna of the Baldwin Public Library. Mantegna cited an online ...
10 cheap ways to beat the heat with the kids
Find a Pen Pal. Communicating with a friend from school over the summer or a cousin who lives in a different state is no doubt fun. Putting pen to paper and forging an old-fashioned pen pal relationship can provide valuable writing practice at the same ...
Gabe Hillel Kaimowitz: Butterfly program spreads its wings
Relatives and friends who have died in the past year are said to return in the form of the butterflies. The butterflies then “overwinter” in the tall pine forests until the spring. In a more leisurely return over several generations, the monarchs go ...
Business Rx: How should a start-up train its volunteers?
Brooks Gabel wanted to create the resource that he felt he didn't have as a young gay man struggling with how to come out to parents and friends. He turned to the Web to connect with others in his situation, but found most sites and chat rooms were all ...