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February 26, 2007

The good and the bad

The good news is that I received a wonderful letter recently. My grade three teacher (and that was twenty years ago, please note) saw my story in The Star last summer, and tracked me down. For me, this was the teacher. Whilst under her tutelage at the age of eight, I penned my first poem, short story, received my first publication credit, and decided I wanted to be a writer. And so it was wonderful to hear from her, learn what she was up to these days, and I was so pleased that she’d read my story.

The bad news then? She tracked me down by sending the letter to my dad’s house. He received it ages ago, opened it, read it, proceeded to lose it, found various pages again, and finally the whole letter. I finally got my paws on it when I was home this weekend, but there is no sign of the envelope. Which was of course where the return address would have been found. And so I have this wonderful letter, but no way to reply. I’ve done some searches on Canada411 but to no avail. What a mess!

2 thoughts on “The good and the bad”

  1. Corey Redekop says:

    I’ve had that problem many times, and I’ve caused the problem as well. Y’know, for a librarian, I have a lousy filing system.

  2. Kerry says:

    I think most interesting people have lousy filing systems. But it’s pretty heartbreaking in the meantime.

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