Dan


Nov. 15th

Maggie,

Hey baby, sorry it’s taken so long to write. Came back after our Halloween weekend and jumped into mid-terms and finishing papers. Uuggghhh!! Halloween was a blast! I can’t believe I let you talk me into dressing up like Raggedy Ann and Andy, how cheesey.  The guys are still razzing me about our couple costume. When you get the pictures processed, please send me a copy.

I love you, sweetheart.  You are the only girl in the world I would go out in public dressed like a boy doll for (makes your heart warm, doesn’t it).

The next few weeks are going to get a little crazy, forgive me now because I really need to dig in until Thanksgiving and study. MUST DO WELL! Promise I’m not ignoring you, just need to focus.

Tell me all the news from your end. How is Jen and all of her adventures?

Love you,

Dan

Sept. 30th

Dear Mag,

Great, all I need is you to have a roommate who is heartbroken. Promise me you won’t start getting all weird about us while you listen to HER cheating boyfriend. I AM NOT THAT GUY. You and I are working toward being together forever, right? Yes, being at different schools is hard. Just keep praying and letting me know if you have questions or reservations. I love you and am in this for the duration!

Classes are getting more intense. But at least finance seems to come easily. I’m thinking banking as an industry. What do you think? In the spring they will be recruiting on campus. My counselor suggested I plan to do a few interviews. With another year to go, he wants me to have the experience of a corporate interview.

Our work group is planning an all-day session in the library on Saturday to finish an econ project. Last weekend only half of us showed up. There are two guys in our group who tend to go out on Friday nights and either blow us off or show up hung over. We will get it done, but working in a group is hard; and I worry ‘cause I want the A.

Babe, got to run. I love you and miss you. I will call when I can.

Love you,

Dan

Sept. 16th

Dear Maggie,

Dad was thrilled to have all of us land at his cabin. As much as he likes living alone, he said it was fun for the weekend to have all the noise and activity around. I didn’t remember that Labor Day was the time that they learned of mom’s illness. He remembers all those key dates and he misses her.

Hope Jen had fun. Mark thought she was a scream! She is so opposite of him and his scientific mind. He’s still trying to try and figure out how she thinks. All the way home Mark talked about her and Steve just shook his head and told him to give up; he would never understand a woman’s mind, much less one like Jen’s.

Listen, have to close and run to class. I love you.

Dan

August 30th

Dear Mag,

Sorry it took me a while to write. I know you love letters; hopefully our phone calls help. I settled into my classes this week. It’s not going to be easy, but nothing seemed completely foreign. An MBA is going to be just a deeper dive from the undergraduate work I did in business.

Mark and Steve are going to be fine for rooming. Their work-loads are as much or more than mine. I’m glad we got the three bedroom apartment, between school and work and Mark has labs too we are going to be on crazy schedules. Haven’t figured out which one of us will be the tidy one; ask me again in a month when we’ve had a chance to really get settled.

Mag, I do love you so much. Thank you for being supportive of this school thing. I know we will be better off with all of our education taken care of. Our future will have a stronger start if we are out of college and start careers.

Have you gotten settled at school? Tell me all about it. I’m looking forward to Labor day weekend and our time together. Is Jen coming to the lake?

Take care. Love,

Dan

I write, therefore I am a writer.  However, I am most looking forward to being an author, published and paid.  My novel, The Parking Lot Cafe, is in the process of re-writes and edits.  Stay tuned, before their story begins, Maggie and Dan have several letters to share.

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Karen