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Nurse my lonely heart

Hi Arlene,

Wherever you are I miss you. I know you are somewhere in Australia. The last time you were here brought back feelings of deep friendship that not even time could erase. But why did we loose track of each other?

I am not sure if you still are in the nursing profession which I know you love doing so much. By now, I guess your children are all grown as well. Mine are. If only, we can share again a few minutes of those happy times with Marlyn and Jens. And you know what, your best friend Vicky is just around the corner.

I am also dying to know how Jens is. Please tell her I also miss her very much.

I hope to see you soon.

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