I received a note from Rita Langworthy a couple of years ago (I never had the opportunity to meet her in person). She addressed the note to “Susan – friend – of – Lin”, just like that – one word. So that made me smile right off the bat (since I have never met Lin either). The note was amusing and taught me the right way to communicate with a “stranger”, although by the time I finished reading the note I was laughing and felt nothing like a stranger. I still have that card and I think of it often. I feel like I knew a little bit of her just from that one note.
– Susan Ward