Back when I was like, 11, I subscribed to American Girl Magazine. In one issue they said if you wanted to have a pen pal, send in a 3x5 card with our address, etc. and they would match us with someone else. I had a pen pal named Amie Senland from then until we graduated from high school. She was from Connecticut. I had never met her, and lost contact, but found her on Facebook! She is in New York at graduate school and a few weeks ago I went to visit her in Bronxville and we finally met! Hooray for Facebook.