January 17, 2015
I had a phone message when I got home a few days ago. The voice said they knew me many years ago and would I call her back. I didn't recognize the last name at all, but the first name was the same as a child hood friend I has lost track of. I told my husband I was sure it couldn't be her but how wonderful it would be. To my amazement, it was her.
She lives out west now. A friend told her about a book she read that told a lot about Galion, Ohio. Her friend knew she had lived there and thought she might like to read the book. When she brought it to her, she recognized my childhood picture on the cover of the book - Everyone's Child.
She asked her daughter to help her find the author of that book. She found my site and my phone number so her mother could call me. What a joy. We were so close from kindergarten through the sixth grade. She moved away that summer and I was crushed. That was nearly 70 years ago! I am very proud of my memoir -Everyone's Child - and what a thrill it is that it brought a wonderful friend back into my world!