Thank you for your memories. It brought back a lot of feelings for me also. Sometimes thinking of the past and how I felt about the older ones as a young person looking up to them, putting so much trust in them that it makes my heart hurt so much now for what could have been and should have been. All the pain and hurtfulness and yet good time mixed into it all. It's hard for me to make sense of it all now.
I agree that sending a card would be a kind way to go.