I just did the most amazing thing. I called Veronica. Remember her? In a month and half she turns 15-years-old. She sounded older. I didn’t recognize her voice. She sounded beautiful. They live in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She told me it was really weird that I called her because she had just written me a letter two days ago, but hadn’t mailed it yet. We had a fun conversation. We laughed. I talked to the rest of the family as well. They are all doing great.
Then, Shirley asked me if I had any romantic relationships. I told her no, then she went on and on about how beautiful and mature Veronica had become. Shirley has gotten a job and works late, so Veronica cooks for the whole family and has become really good at it.
It was a great moment, simply to hear her voice again.