The first and last time I ever wrote to a president was to Ronald Regan. I remember the Iran hostage crisis. I was a child then. I remember hearing of President Carter negotiating the hostages release. I remember the hostages being released just hours after Ronald Regan was sworn in. Not thinking that was fair at all. I wrote him telling him it was not fair he receive credit for all Mr. Carter's hard work. I received a magazine about the White House.
I remember the Cold War, the riots of the Middle East and having to eventually stop writing my pen palls because of war or censorships. As a child this was my escape from my own troubled world. It was confusing to me, how the governments called for peace but could stop my new friends and I from communicating.