This is a sweet romance that could have happened to anyone. Tony, is one of those writers that you look for. This story could be autobiographical, whimsy or just a sweet story of that time frame. Those of us who remember life BEFORE E-mail, know what a pen pal is.
The characters are as well developed as you can get in a short story. They are just so damned believable.
Don't pass this up you'll kick youself.