This year, my daughter Maili and her boyfriend Casey went on a two week tour to Scandinavia and are now in Helsinki. They too met my pen pal and spent the whole day checking out little out-of-the-way places -- walking everywhere.
Maili and Satu (the name I know her by.)
Casey, Satu and her sister.
I'm glad that my children at least have gotten to meet someone who I have not yet met. We started writing in 1960? 1962? We were children then and wrote until after we got married and had children of our own. Then, life got in the way and we lost track of each other. It was through the internet and my wonderful blogger friend Ulla that we were able to connect once more.
Perhaps one day Satu and I will meet in person.
Note: Sorry to all those who visited but didn't see the photos. They were fine when I posted but didn't show up when the post went 'live.' Thanks for letting me know.