Years ago, I briefly rented a post-office box and took out an ad in the classifieds which, apart from listing the box address, simply read “Tell me a story.” This response was from Anna, who also wrote the fourth letter. (https://ottawaephemera.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/tell-me-a-story-part-4/)
Tell Me A Story
Received Dec. 18/01
Hand-written on 8.5×11, lined, three-holed paper.
No return address.
Hi! How are you, dear writer? christmas is coming, would you like to join us for christmas celebration?
I don’t know why. somehow I got a feeling that you were lonely all the time, (forgave me for saying that.) I’m sure you do have a good family and comfortable life. (though the source of money comes through hard-working. Alert and smart deal with customers.)
This afternoon I might go to visit shopping mall. I like window shopping, it is fun. Do you know that to-day’s market price for comparison between east and west? The best shopping place are – China and Hong Kong.
Anyway, dear writer, give me a hint: if you come to join us for Christmas dinner.
Sincerely wishing you
Happy New Year