I opened the letter. I read the letter. I put down the letter.
Then I watched the movie, “‘Night, Mother.”
Sunday, May 10th, 1987
After you left today, I’ve been thinking.
Why can’t you & I share an apartment in L.A. together.
I’ll get a job out there and I could pay half the rent?
We could get a 2 bedroom apartment so we each could have our own bedroom.
I would be happy & you could pursue your career!
I would be so happy to get away from Miami and being near you.
If you don’t want to, I won’t. But, would you think about it?
P.S. It would cut down a lot of my expenses so that I would be able to give you more money.
It would cut down my:
I’d rather give the money to you.
Mother nose best.
Just a note to remind you that if you have to pay anyone for anything, write a check from your CHECKING ACCOUNT. Do not pay any other way. If you don’t have enough in your checking account,
wait until you do before you pay any bills.
I have a busy day tomorrow so I’ll try to get to bed early.
P.S. You have a beautiful nose! Don’t let anyone touch it!
Happy Holidays, Everyone!
Love, your son
Enclosed find a little Hanukkah gelt, which means money. Use it to buy whatever.
Spoke with Annette. We’re supposed to meet one day next week and go to a comedy club.
Blah, blah, blah…Lutheran.
This is my plan. When I get the ticket from you to go to California on Thanksgiving, I’ll stay with you for that weekend. Then, I’ll stay with Reva for 3 weeks. The lady near Melrose.
Then, I’ll fly to NY on December 26th, stay with Bonnie for 2 weeks. Then, move into the woman’s residence in NY and live there while I work at that paper on Wall Street. I can’t stay here any longer than Thanksgiving!!! I’d rather be dead. This is no place for a nice girl like me!
So, when I call to make my ticket, it will only be 1 way.
From your Lutheran Mom
So I cleaned out some boxes of stuff in my garage and found this, “Little Black Book” circa my senior year of college, 1985. This was before computers, dating sites, cell phones and the like, and I needed something to keep track of all the women I was dating at the time.
Anyway, I went thumbing through the pages. Down memory lane.
Wow, I thought to myself. I remember Holly. Wonder what ever happened to her!
Oh jeez…Joy. What a kook that girl was…
And then in one single solitary second, my universe came to a crashing stop right then and there in my garage as I turned to the letter, ‘N’.
It was that handwriting. I’d know it anywhere.
When? How? For God’s sake…Why? Is nothing sacred?
This Capricorn horoscope my mother sent me from Glamour magazine seemed to predict that good things would be coming my way.
Oh, and by the way, Happy Birthday to my Gemini wife, Maria.
1. I had NO idea that was on the horoscope. I didn’t even remember what Maria’s birthday was. (I only read the CUTE saying they had.)
2. If you want me to be the “Bad” guy in this for something “harmless”, then so be it. I can’t control what people think! If I bothered to look at that part of the clipping, I may have thought twice. But, it was so unimportant to me, I never even looked! Maria should know in her heart how very much I care for her!
3. If you still have the cold after the antibiotics stop, you should have the doctor renew them ’cause I had to renew mine when I had the flu. You have to stay on 1 week longer. It’s so cold up here now, I had to put on my heavy “down” coat ’cause I don’t want to get sick again.
How does one mix loose tobacco with a recipe for luscious Chicken and mustard-tarragon sauce?
Last night I bought a pint of ice cream from a local market & after 2 spoonfuls I swallowed a wad of chewed tobacco & spit out a little. Anderson Dairy (after I called them) picked up the specimen to have it tested & would let me know the results. Can you believe it?
Let me know what the Eye doctor had to say.
Also, enclosed find some recipes for Maria.
This letter is a personal fave of mine. One of many I received with the same motif…”I can help you get rich fast.” Some featured magical and rare (NOT) currency. Others displayed mysterious keys. None offered a single written word of explanation.
Hopefully, I can see you before you leave for New York ’cause I have something for you that you can use in New York. I hope if ever you have intruders in your apartment while you are asleep and wake up, you let them have whatever they want and that way, they won’t bother you and leave you alone. Don’t start fighting with them. Keep your windows locked. You’re right on an alley on the 1st floor!
Also, drink bottled water. The pipes in your building are old and the water could contain lead.
(That’s how moms are.)