She lives in Washington state.
We were really good friends in elementary school, and then she moved away. I haven't seen her in over forty years.
I'm happy to say that although we had lost touch over the years, we found each other again (thank you, internet!) a number of years ago.
The fact of the matter is, she had this coat (it's in like-new condition), she didn't need it - and she thought of me.
I wasn't even sure it was going to fit me,
but it does.
I love that it's purple, I love that it's long, I love that it's warm.
When we spoke on the phone after we had gotten back in touch, I cried, I was just so happy to talk to her again!
Colleen, I know we will see each other again one day, and in the meantime, I have my warm memories of you and now I also have this nice, warm coat to wrap myself in, as well.
Thank you SO much.
You were such a dear to think of me, and I will never forget you.