My mom often sends clippings along with her weekly letter that document my former classmates’ progression through life. I was perplexed by this one though. I kept flipping it over trying to figure out if she seriously sent me a speed dating article or if she failed to circle one of the births in the public record. The personal note at the end of the letter held the key “this dating idea is valid – I read about it in a book”. It’s hard to tell what to throw away when it doesn’t have “Fwd:” in the subject line. She foreshadowed this post by including this Hi and Lois strip.