After nearly 70-years, devoted pen pals finally meet.
1955 was an eventful year:
Polio, the scourge of the world, became preventable with Dr. Jonas Salk's new vaccine.
Rosa Parks, a black woman, was arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white
person, sharply elevating the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.
Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California, revolutionizing amusement parks.
Rock 'n' Roll became dominant, led by Elvis Presley and other new rock stars.
Also, in 1955, two 12-year-old girls began to write to each other, Patsy Gregory from Hoghton in
Lancashire, England and Carol-Ann Krause in Conway, South Carolina.
Carol-Ann and Patsy in 1955. Photo: bbc.com
Recently, the two 80-year-old pen pals joyfully fulfilled their "lifelong wish," when Patsy travelled
nearly 4,000 miles so they could meet in person.
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