Pen pals for 70 years

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but this is ridiculous.Lois Csontos-Nielsen and Freda Jones have been friends for 70 years. They have been in each other’s presence exactly four times — an average of once every 17½ years.

This odd friendship is the equivalent of an arranged marriage.

In 1946, when Lois was 12, she saw a story in the Weekly Reader that said young people in England were looking for pen pals in the United States.

( Read the rest of this make a difference story here. )

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