Slices of Life
March 23, 2022
By: Jill Pertler
The doorbell rang unexpectedly tonight. I wasn’t anticipating anyone.
I went to answer it and got quite a wonderful gift.
Outside my front door stood a lovely, petite woman with bright blue eyes. She wore designer glasses, hoop earrings and turquoise Nikes. Her hair was a medium blond with just hints of gray here and there. She was a stranger; but not for long.
Within moments, she’d introduced herself as Alice, the friend I’ve corresponded with via mail sent the old-fashioned way. Alice reads my column in a newspaper in Ohio and she’s taken the time to write me and...