Joe and Caitlin are matched up as pen pals as part of a school project. They write for years and then stop without notice. Each has gone on with their lives until they meet again.
September 20, 1979
Dear Pen Pal,
I don't know what to write about because I never met you before. My teacher says that these letters are going to Ohio. Somehow our teachers made this deal so we could be pen pals. I don't know what to write to you about. Do you like baseball?. Do you like the Jaycees? When I play baseball when I grow up, I want to play for the Jaycees. I play right field.
My Dad said you have other baseball teams in Ohio. Do you watch the same tv shows? I don't know if you listen to music. Do you play baseball? A lot of guys here play soccer. It's fun, but everyone kicks me in the shins and knees. I hurt my knees roller skating. My knees bled forever when I got scraped.
I guess we have to write all school year so I think we could write about baseball all year. We get graded for writing all year long so I have to find something to write about.
Your pen pal,