On Religion, The Media and Life as a 20-something in Chicago

SYCAMORE — For a moment, they were the same two excited 8-year-old girls who first began looking for things they had in common 36 years ago. “It’s amazing. It’s just amazing,” Glenna Godinsky said. “I was sure you were going to be taller than me. We’re just the same. We’re twins.” Godinsky flung her arms wide as she greeted her longtime friend Bronwen Layfield on Wednesday at O’Hare International Airport, no different from the hundreds of friends who greet each other each day at the Chicago airport. Except that Godinsky, of Sycamore, and Layfield, of Australia, had never met each other before. The two had gotten to know each other only through their letters, exchanged ever since the two were paired as pen pals in a third-grade project at Highland Elementary School in Elgin. “It’s like meeting a long-lost relative,” Layfield said. For the rest of the story, visit The Courier-News.

In Uncategorized on April 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

Elgin, Australian pen pals finally meet after 36 years (Sun-Times Media)

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