Thursday, January 17, 2008

Look what I found!

So I'm trying to clean out my extra bedroom and part with an accumulation of junk from the past 20 years or so (next project: same thing in overpacked storage locker), and look what I found. N@ wrote me this letter in 1990, when she was a wee lass working part-time at the same radio station where I was news director, and had just announced my departure for TV.

First, the front of the envelope. Note the return address and the 39-cent stamp.

Now, the artwork on the back of the envelope.

And, the pièce de résistance, the letter.

The "Ronnie m'boy" reference is to the time I memo'd young Natalie (yeah, snail mail and memos -- this was 1990, after all) for coming off a BN newscast one night by thanking the newscaster by saying "Thanks, Ronnie m'boy".

I'm not sure whether I'll keep this. It could be a collector's item some day.

9 comments:

Maria said...

OMG N@ did the same thing I used to do... decorate the enveloppes before she mailed them. I always wondered if the mailmen or mailwomen would read the stuff we would scribble on the outside.

Cute letter & drawing.

Misster Kitty said...

What's with the Masonic doodle to the left of N@'s sig?!?

Peace, Anarchy, and Do Not Enter?!!?

Newsguy Bob said...

Our little Natalie was very political in her youth, wasn't she?

Newsguy Bob said...

Um, so N@, we're still buds, right?

JB said...

Yeah...I was kinda thinking about that myself. You didn't check with Nat first on whether she'd be okay with you publishing it?
...Of course not, you're in the News Media.

Ma Horton said...

I bid 5,0000 .... next ?

N@ Lauzon said...

OMG. Freakin' hilarious. I don't even remember writing it!! Then again, I don't remember what I had for breakfast - so, y'know...

I don't know what that other symbol is...but LOL...Do Not Enter!! MAYBE IT IS!!

Newsguy Bob said...

Not acceptable, Ms Lauzon. I could have a handwriting expert confirm that you, indeed are the perpetrator.

Oh, sorry. I'm in the middle of my third Law & Order episode of the evening.

So, N@, we're still buds, right?

Misster Kitty said...

Well as far as I can tell it's either "Do not Enter" or you had a thing for the London Subway System...