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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...

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