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I received the most charming letter to work today. I have blurred it a bit, but I don’t suppose the writer will ever see it for reasons that will become apparent in a moment. She begins by saying she’s planning on visiting the town some time in the near future and will our collection be open for viewing. Then the corker:

Of equal importance so far as I am concerned at least, can you perhaps note that I don’t have the benefit or luxury of a computer here so I’m afraid it would be pointless, futile and impossible trying to urge and direct me towards such things as websites, emails or other similar fancy devices and hence for this reason I do, therefore, eagerly look forward to hearing from your good self in these respects in due course.

I am stonked. Naturally, I wrote her a nice letter and tucked a brochure in the envelope.

So what do we have here, an old person, a young person or merely an odd person?


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 27, 2021, 9:39 pm

The language reminded me of Ed Grimley…


Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: May 27, 2021, 11:34 pm

Next she will be enquiring about making a donation.
Asking that you pay a small fee to clear the International money transfer!

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: May 27, 2021, 11:45 pm

I’m going with old person. maybe you will update us when you meet them.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 28, 2021, 12:30 am

Possibilities that popped into my off-kilter imagination:

— She’s a nun and will be renouncing her vows in the near future.

— She’s almost finished her tunnel and plans to escape from the Dangerous Ward by next Wednesday.

— She’s finally had it with living on the island of Scarba as the wild goats will no longer speak to her.

Comment from Cantharkmycry
Time: May 28, 2021, 1:37 am

Looking at the handwriting, I vote for merely an odd person.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 28, 2021, 1:44 am

She’s probably a survivor of a race war brought about by climate change and disagreements about gender identity.


(That last part was missing and I added it because the ‘scientists’ in this slanted conclusion study failed to include that hot topic in their ‘scientific conclusions’ about the war between the George Floyd tribe and the Police People tribe which just happen to reflect our current ‘world crisis’ ‘we’d like more funding’ issues).

Really though, I’m betting a lady older than yourself with an expensive education or perhaps a pretentious teen. But i”m betting crazy old lady.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 28, 2021, 2:33 am

I vote for an older woman—late 70s perhaps. Her handwriting is not the joined Italic writing style that is commonly used now. It also looks a little masculine and angular to me. I suspect she is delightfully eccentric. Our kind of people 🙂

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: May 28, 2021, 3:36 am

The grammar says “old person”. No one under the age of fifty would talk like that.

Comment from CJ
Time: May 28, 2021, 8:02 pm

Amish? Or similar background? Obviously classically read, but the handwriting hasn’t been drilled in to perfection (combination of cursive and print, letters above and below the “line”) which speaks to me not of age. My grandmother’s writing was impeccable, and became shaky but
was never lax. I am also interested in the answer to this mystery!

Comment from blake
Time: May 29, 2021, 12:29 am

Obstinate person. I like.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 29, 2021, 12:30 am

I’d go with your handwriting analysis except all the people I know who wrote long hand in attractive and long drilled script are quite dead now. We’re the old people now, and her script blending is something I’m quite guilty of myself though I ain’t old of course….

quiet you!

Comment from AliceH
Time: May 29, 2021, 9:59 pm

Could be she’s just lying. That would fall under “odd person” I guess.

Comment from Pupster
Time: May 30, 2021, 7:08 pm

“Fancy” to describe modern tech is a both old and odd giveaway.

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