All I said was that I was going to pick up a watch from this guy off Craigslist. And this is where my mother ended up going...
Tuesday Adam- Be careful about meeting people on "Craig's List." I heard from CNN that there are a lot of criminals that prey on people and they have met them to harm them and steal from them. So be cautious! Love, Mom P.S. Please don't go into Mexico because they are kidnapping Americans and cutting off their heads!!
Then what? Then what? Don't LEAVE me here like this!! Tell me, for the love of God...! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?!?
April 5, 1987 Sunday Poppy-Seed, Did you file your taxes yet? If you're late in filing, they will charge a huge penalty. You have to mail it in by the 15th!!! You keep the copy. Put it in a safe place. They'll tell you where to sign it, date it, and enclose the check and the accountant or his secretary will tell you what to do and explain it to you. Make sure they tell you what the correct amount is or you'll see it at bottom of page. Look it over before signing it. Love, Mom
I hear music when I look at this postcard. It's my mother singing an old Jackson Five song. Sounds pretty. But then I realize, she's singing it to the entire staff of Travelcare. And they are all doomed. (Click below to hear song.) June 18, 1995- Hi!! Here I am in New York City now! Love to all- Joan 6 Charles Street-1D New York, New York 10014
This letter almost got me to simultaneously quit smoking cigars AND become an insomniac. Wed. Adam- I don't think there's anything wrong with you smoking cigars. Look at George Burns. He lived a long life. Stop letting Maria bully you around. Love- Mom P.S. Get some rest-
Ah...my mother. Ever since I moved from Florida to California for college, I've been receiving letters from her about two times per week. Some I tore up. But most of them, I kept in a large container I hid in the corner of my garage. Now, I'm claiming my place as the official curator for this still-growing, ever-evolving collection of her advice, warnings, fears and curious discoveries.
If you can relate, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.