Ms. Wendy

by Wendy
(Waukesha, WI, USA)

I am an 80 year old widow, have four children, live with my daughter and my dog and cat. I moved from WI some years ago with my husband to VA. My children all live in WI and when I was alone they encouraged me to return to WI, which I did. It's hard to start over in a new neighborhood and a new church and I am slowly making new friends.

I have several hobbies that keep me busy; learning how to knit, teaching myself how to play the piano, have a good-sized flower garden, and reading fill in my time. I have found a nice church and am a little involved in activities there.

I have become comfortable eating alone in a restaurant and am going to get up the courage to go to a movie alone.

I like fishing and all WI sports: Packers football; Brewers baseball; Bucks basketball. I enjoy walking on the trails in state and county parks.

I have been a penpal with a man in Australia over 40 years. In his last letter he told me of some health issues he was experiencing and he has not answered my last letter to him. I don't know what has become of him and hope to hear from him some day.

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Ms. Wendy
by: Dean/ Nashville TN

Ms. Wendy,

WOW!! All I can say is it sounds like you really have a handle on life! Keep doing what you're doing. You're an inspiration for all of us!


Wendy, if you see this...
by: Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach

Many apologies for not publishing his earlier... I mostly delete pen pal posts as I don't allow emails on this site (too many scammers out there).

If you still haven't heard from your Australian pal, send me his name, location, whatever else, below -- and I will search for him a bit. I won't post the details publicly, OK?

I'm fairly good at finding people! I hope I can find your long lost pal out there!

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