Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fan Mail!

LONG LONG AGO, but in this very galaxy...
Aunty used to watch "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoons. There was one sequence where Rocky would say, "Look Bullwinkle! A message in a bottle." To which Bullwinkle replied, "Fan mail from some flounder?"

This always made me laugh.

Yes, I was a strange child.

Yesterday, fan mail made me laugh again. No, it wasn't from some flounder. It was honest-to-goodness FAN MAIL... to ME!

Last year not long after I received "The Call" and became a "SOLD" writer, I rented myself a post office box. Having a separate place for mail under my pseudonym made me feel more "professional." Plus, it's a deductible business expense.

Unfortunately, I haven't received much of anything but junk mail until... Yesterday I stopped by to check my PO Box and I had not one, NOT TWO, but THREE pieces of fan mail! This is another small step in my journey, but one I've dreamed of happening.

I had to run out of the post office and hop in my car so I could SQUEE and laugh with joy in relative privacy.


Helen said...

That is wonderful news Aunty Cindy I am sure there will be lots more to come. Getting actual mail these days is so nice yes I know we can print emails but it is so much nicer to get an actual hand written letter.

Have Fun

Jane said...

Congrats, AC. I haven't sent a real letter in years. I also haven't send real Christmas and birthday cards these past two years. I've been sending ecards, but I miss writing and receiving cards.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Helen,
Yes, actual handwritten letters are a thing of the past, I'm afraid. :-( Too bad, because I always got a big thrill when I received one.

When I was a kid, I corresponded with my cousin who lived about 50 miles away. The phone call would have been long distance, so we wrote letters to each other about once a week.

I also think I've saved every thank you and letter my nieces (brother's 4 daughters) ever wrote me. Usually they sent me their school pictures and included a note. I treasure those, just as I will treasure these pieces of fan mail.


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Ah Jane,
You are one of those electronic age people. To me e-cards just aren't the same. :-P

I used to send cards for every possible occasion. But then my favorite place to buy cards (they offered 40% off) went out of business, so I now limit myself to birthdays and a FEW Christmas cards.


terrio said...

Whoohoo! for Fan Mail! I'm sure this is just the beginning. But I bet it will be fun when you're hauling bags of letters out of the post office to look back on this blog and remember the excitement over these three wonderful letters.

I'm terrible about sending cards. The sad thing is, I buy them all the time, but I rarely send them. I found a stack of perfectly good cards for everything from Mother's Day to birthdays to no reason at all ones when I moved. Now, if I could remember where I put them, maybe I'd send some out. LOL!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

HUGS, Terrio!

I dunno about bags, I settle for a handful every week or so. Otherwise, the post office might make me rent a bigger box! :-) But, yes, these 3 will remain very special to me.

Do NOT get me started on how many cards I have purchased and not sent. I have Easter cards, Halloween cards, you name it. Maybe we need to start exchanging. LOL!