#TBT – penpals

Throwback Thursday

Once upon a time a young teenage girl attended a French speaking camp in Sydney on a school excursion. The girl was part of a group from her regional high school along with many students from all over the state. Many friendships were formed during the week of fun activities aimed at improving their grasp of the French language.

One of her new friends was a young boy from Albury who was funny, clever and a bit of a clown.  His name was Richard.  After the camp the girl and the boy started a penpal relationship writing numerous letters to each other, in English not French.

After a while the letters dropped off but she never forgot his name and their friendship .

Years later she started hearing a familiar name in the media and entertainment worlds and realised that it was ‘her’ Richard from all those years ago.

These days he is a hard working, well respected and popular actor starring in TV series, on stage and in movies. He is still clever, funny and a bit of a clown and he has made a name for himself in Australia and around the world with this talent.

Every time the girls hears his name, sees his picture or watches him on the screen she is taken back to that time when he was her penpal…and she can’t help but smile 🙂

Richard Roxburghrichard

Deb 🙂

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  1. Well that’s pretty cool Deb. 🙂

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  2. Do you still have any of those letters Deb??

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  3. Wonderful! I think he’s a great actor. I love your story telling here.

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  4. Great story Deb, keep smiling. Next time he is on stage in Sydney go and crash backstage after the performance and say hi!

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  5. I just saw this story! That’s fantastic! I bet he would remember you too!

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