October 1, 2001

Dear Penny,

Hello, I hope this letter finds you in good spirits as always. I just wanted to write a few lines to thank you for alt the help you have given me, throughout the years. Although, I am only 14 years old, you have put me on the right track. I was so confused I didn't care what was right or wrong.

Now, I attend Southwest High School and am currently a Lieutenant in the Navy ROTC. I am so happy and pleased with myself, I just had to tell you the good news so, that you could enjoy this with me.

I can remember that not too long ago, I caused you and my parents a lot of grief. I was always fighting with my brothers and sisters and anybody else I could pick on and I was always getting into trouble. Well, I guess all those l-o-n-g talks up at the Lake House paid off in the long run, Huh!

So keep an eye out ... for me. Because, I know now that I can accomplish much more if "only I redirect all the negative energy into positive". Isn't that what you always told me.

Love For Now,
AJ Reiner