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The Letter…Delivered 45 Years Later
By Rick Lingberg
I found it in my folk’s old safe. It had been stored in my basement since my parents moved out of the old house in 2007. I rarely opened the safe, but Mom had me on an expedition to find her Social Security card. I didn’t find the card, but what I did discover took my breath away.
It was in an old, yellowed envelope. On the outside, it said,
“Rick’s at graduation time from 12th grade.”
Inside was a letter typed on onionskin paper. It was dated May 24, 1971, the day of my high school commencement, and the letter was from my dad.
Whatever happened to the past eighteen years? Before we got a chance to talk to you about the birds and bees, you could tell me – in Latin.