April 20, 2056
How are you doing? It has been a while since I have heard from you my old work companion. How has retirement treated you and your family? My husband and I were sitting outside on the porch earlier today reminiscing on the years past. My, how time just flies. Our children’s children are no longer babies, and we are great-grandparents now. That is a true meaning of success when the family is doing well for itself.
Although, there are many other things in my life I can say that I am happy about. I have been graced with the ability to entertain people with a few good reads, even if it did take me a while to get there.
Before that, I spent many years subbing while I past my time away leisure reading and submitting book reviews online. I even spent an extensive amount of time in the accounting field.
Way back in the day, a few years out from high-school, I served my country and enlisted into the Marine Corps. Not a day goes by where I don’t regret not reenlisting. I really should have reenlisted. Oh well. I still serve the veterans and give back to the community in some sort of way. I embraced my short lived experience in helping them by finding services they might need as a member of the local Veterans Advisory Board. Things happen for a reason. Had I reenlisted, I wouldn’t have met my adoring husband.
I know my memory isn’t what it used to be. but I am fond of the moments I am able to capture NOW during the holidays especially with my family and my husband. After all, we aren’t promised tomorrow. So I am truly glad about today to be sitting here catching up on some of the few moments I CAN remember.
Last but not least, I am fondest of all of EVERY moment I get to spend here on the porch swing holding hands with my one true companion. I hope you, too, are still making everlasting memories, and I hope this letter finds you soon. I hope to hear from you in good health and of a youthful heart. Because remember- age is just a number; we are only as young as we feel.
Your Dear Friend