#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 🙂

  One thought on “#TBT – penpals

  1. May 19, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Well that’s pretty cool Deb. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 19, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      I thought so too! I saw him interviewed for a new series starting tonight on ABC and it made me smile. I decided to write about it as I need all the smiles I can get at the moment 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm

        Good for you. Hope you’re doing okay Deb. Keep smiling. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        • May 19, 2016 at 7:52 pm

          I’m trying hard Miriam. Thanks for support 😊


  2. May 19, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Do you still have any of those letters Deb??

    Liked by 1 person

  3. May 20, 2016 at 7:47 am

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 20, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Thanks Desley. I honestly smile every time I see him and think back to that time.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. May 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm

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

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 21, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Haha! That might be a bit too much like classic stalker behaviour but I like your style 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      • estelea
        May 26, 2016 at 11:12 am

        Just a little Hi maybe? 😉 You never wrote again to congratulate him?

        Liked by 1 person

        • May 26, 2016 at 12:50 pm

          No but I did think about it though.

          Liked by 1 person

          • estelea
            May 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

            You should 😉 A little blast from the past coming with a warm smile can only be appreciated, don’t you think?

            Liked by 1 person

  5. May 21, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Wow, just WOW!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. June 2, 2016 at 8:12 am

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 2, 2016 at 8:19 am

      I don’t know about that!! I certainly do though. He’s really famous and I’m not!!


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