Posts Tagged: US Army

Parents and Kids
Veteran Pen Pal Comes Knocking at Door
November 11, 2019
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(Readers: I wrote this story based on an event nine years ago, glad to update it a bit). Eighty words bridged seven thousand miles. “Write to a soldier and cheer them up,” said Mrs. Larsen, while coordinating a holiday writing campaign for her fourth grade class.  My daughter, Maggie, carefully focused on the task.  Her […]
Holidays Parents and Kids
Veteran Pen Pal Comes Knocking at Door
November 9, 2013
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Originally published in the Chico Enterprise-Record (2012) and updated for Growing Up Chico Magazine (2013) Eighty words bridged seven thousand miles. “Write to a soldier and cheer them up,” said Mrs. Larsen, while coordinating a holiday writing campaign for her fourth grade class.  My daughter, Maggie, carefully focused on the task.  Her vocabulary was simple, […]