She opened her mail box and there were several responses to her post Letter to LJ.
It had been met with some positive reviews, but one in particular stood out.
My name is Jim, and my wife and I think I may be the subject of your letter.
There are several similarities to my life in your article, and I wondered if you would like to discuss it?
We’ve read your ‘About Me’ page and several of your other entries, but your blog covers such a variety of topics, it’s difficult to find another to confirm (or deny) that we may know each other.
I’m not a crank, honestly.
Please don’t think I’m trying to piggyback on something to upset you. I’m not like that, but well, a person was very special to me a long time ago, and I’m wondering that, perhaps, you may be her.
I’ve been married to Sara for ten years and we have three smashing kids, though Sara was very young when Eric came along so we didn’t rush into anything. Her parents were great and stood behind us.
I have a brother called Dave who lives with my father. Both are alcoholics and we have little contact.
My Gran died 8 years ago, but had passed on birthday cards for my 18th and 21st, though I didn’t receive one for my 30th.
I visited ‘my friend’ several years after she left us. She helped get my mind straight about family matters and I did what she suggested and talked to my Dad. He reacted as she predicted, but he got it sorted. I decided to move out shortly thereafter.
If your name is Jenny and you lived with ‘your’ family from 1980 to 1989, could I be your LJ (Little Jimmy)?
If you think there’s a chance, please contact me, my email address is……………………………
Well! She thought. What were the chances of that?
The thing was, where did she go from here?
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