Wednesday, November 18, 2009
From the mailbox
These days Howard is preoccupied with his International Harvester Scout. That is his Scout pictured above last winter. Howard put a snowplow on it even though at first the man at the snowplow place could not find it in his conscience to do such a thing, so pristine and beautiful is that Scout.
Howard has been obsessed with making the Scout snowplow into a convertible model because local weather guy, Don Paul, explained that El Nino was going to provide our Buffalo winter - warmer weather but with the same amount of snow. Ironically, yesterday his "new" convertible was carrying a load of newly purchased gas heaters and fireplaces.
What about Scout Willis?
That is Scout Willis on the left. She is the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. Her sister Tallulah Belle is on the right and appears to be living up to the promise of her name. My mother would never have let me leave the house wearing that, I will tell you that right now.
Movie star kids get so trashy so early!
They cannot wait to put it out there!
It is funny how Scout Willis looks like her father.
Tallulah Belle seems to be taking after her mom.
How did I get onto all this? I cannot waste all day talking about Howard's International Harvester Scout. I have work to do.
I am way behind in my Leonard Pennario correspondence. That is what I will do this morning. Late lastnight I was cleaning out my email and it is terrible, people write in these little stories and I am so interested in them but then I have to go to work and they just fly right out of my head. Brain like a sieve! That is what I have these days.
The best letter came from a man with the best name. It is Gabriel Guy Reid Rivers-Rivet!
Howard said what is the greatest is that Mr. Rivers-Rivet managed to make his email look as if it was written on an old typewriter. I tried cutting and pasting it and it worked! Here it is:
TO: MARY KUNZ GOLDMAN
FROM: GABRIEL GUY REID RIVERS-RIVET
MY DEAR MS. GOLDMAN,
I HOPE YOU GET THIS EMAIL, I HAVE A MENTOR THAT I
DID NOT KNOW PASSED AWAY, AND YOU KNEW HIM.
LEONARD PENNARIO HAS BEEN THE ONLY PERSON
THAT POSESSED MY HEART AND SOLD THROUGH AN
ALBUM CALLED CONCERTO UNDER THE STARS AND
I WAS 18 AT THE TIME, I AM NOW 70 AND HIS MUSIC IS
CONSTANTLY IN MY HEAD. I READ IN THE WEBSITE
HE PASSED AWAY IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA AND I
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE HE IS BURIED SO I CAN
SEND FLOWERS TO PUT ON HIS GRAVE. HE WAS
BORN IN BUFFALO AND I WAS BORN IN PLATTSBURGH,
SO I HOPE I CAN FIND OUT , AT LEAST WHERE HE IS
BURIED. AND I HOPE IN THE AFTERLIFE HE IS THE FIRST
PERSON I WANT TO SEE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND THIS 70 YR OLD
MAN WOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL.
GABRIEL GUY REID RIVERS-RIVET
That is the sweetest note! Darn, I am realizing I cannot make the lines of type reproduce as they really are in the email. In the actual email the left-hand margin is not even. You will have to use your imagination.
There is something about Pennario that touched people's souls. I am seeing that over and over.
And now, to my writing desk.