By Sassy Cabot from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by Terrie Farley Moran
Hi Everyone! I bet you were expecting to hang out with someone from the Dinner Club Mysteries or, perhaps, the Ashton Corners Book Club. Never fear, they will all be back with you very soon but in the meantime, I’ve popped in to wish you a Happy New Year from Bridgy, Aunt Ophie, Miguel and all the gang at the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookstore.
Here in Fort Myers Beach, January is always super busy with vacationers and snowbirds arriving every day so we are all working extra hard. Miguel has created a super new dessert of pears and peaches topped with meringue. Along with our teen book club, I am organizing a reading club for middle schoolers and Bridgy is spending all her free time volunteering with Dr. Cynthia Mays, our local veterinarian, to help the animal victims of Hurricane Florence. Fortunately most have been re-united with their families but there is still a lot to be done.
With all that going on, I still try to keep up with the social niceties. Friends and family members have been so generous to me over the holiday season and I am struggling to send out thank you notes. Look at this fun extra-large coffee mug my Aunt Caroline sent to me. I was so happy with the mug (and the tasty treats stuffed inside) that I didn’t notice the bold NEW ADDRESS! notice on the envelope. When the note I sent her came back “undeliverable”, I had to call mom who, in turn, chastised me because I should have remembered that Aunt Caroline moved nearly a year ago which meant I hadn’t sent a birthday card. So I took the lecture, promised I would remember to send Aunt Caroline a birthday card during the first week of May forevermore and in return mom provided Caroline’s address. Sometimes there is almost as much work involved in gift-receiving as there is in gift-giving.
So, tell me about you. Do you still write long-hand notes for thank-yous or for any reason at all. I have these three cheery note packs and one will be sent off to three different readers chosen at random. To enter please comment below and tell us anything at all about hand written notes. Don't forget to leave your email addy using this format NAME (AT) SERVER (DOT) COM to avoid the spambots. Giveaway closes at midnight your time, January 10th.
It is always great to talk to you. If you want to follow along in our adventures you can find the Read 'Em and Eat gang in Well Read, Then Dead, Caught Read-Handed and Read toDeath.