I participated in Oregon Humanities first Dear Stranger project where you write a letter to a stranger (the theme was "me") send it to Dear Stranger at Oregon Humanities with a SASE. They shuffle the letters and send you one, theoretically from another part of the state. I got my letter in right before the May 5 deadline, but I was still surprised to find a letter in my mailbox on May 9.
My letter was not from someone in Oregon, it was from a student in Wisconsin who was writing the letter as part of a college assignment. She also did not include a return address, so that was unfortunate. Still, I enjoyed the mail and hope that the person who got my letter will write me back. I really need more pen pals.
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