Over 6 months ago, I launched a project to connect with other women named Jenny Richards.
I wrote cards, included simple surveys, and sent pictures of myself. All the addresses I found online - 25 of them to start.
It's nearly the end of the year, and I think it's time to put this project to rest too.
Of the 25 cards sent (25 different states), I got 3 returned to me vacant/no such addressee. One included a note that the Richards' hadn't lived in the house for over 6 years. An additional 2 were returned with my survey filled out. One was from Jenny in Massachusetts, a retired first-grade teacher who married into the name. The other was from Jenny in Idaho, who marked the card 'not interested' and then left me a note in the back that explained she hated her name, and didn't like to be addressed as such.
The remaining 20 are lost to the universe.