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Postcard Project Update - Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Colts are coming to Dad's town for a week event for children next week-end. Unfortunately for my children, this means they will not be able to go see it. However, Dad is thinking of going down to see it himself. (Just a big kid, I guess!)

Other than that, it is stifling hot at his place. July can be unbearable at times... this is one of those times.

- Dana


Postcard Project Update - Wednesday, July 20, 2005

So there is nothing on the home front at all about mail coming in or out of the place. So, Sunday, Dana Bond will take over again....

I talked to Dad last night. He and Mom were going over to friends for dinner. They were stopping at the local Olive Garden to pick up a nice "home cooked meal". (This is where I get my domestic abilities!)

Dad seems to be adapting to life at home a bit more but he is still struggling to find things to occupy is his time. He has joined an investment club now. He seems to be enjoying it. I personally, think it sounds like pure hell. However, for my dad, he's always been about accounting, finance, and economics so I'm sure he's having a ball.

I can't wait to hear about the pop tabs coming in. Keep sending them... I am sure Dad is going to wonder "what the hell" when they start getting to him.

- Dana


Postcard Project Update - Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Saturday afternoon:

"William, what are you up to?" Mom asked.

"Nothing, Mom, why, whats up?"

"I just got another postcard in the mail. Its very strange. What are you up to now?"

"Wasn't me, Mom, I swear."

She'll never believe me. If my relatives were smart enough, they'd have people all over sending Mom crap. There's no way now that she'll ever blame anyone besides me.

So, whoever's sending stuff to my Mom, keep it up, I think its hilarious. Even if I get more of those phone calls, like I did back in the day.


Hi Will --

Please share this note of caution with the other pranksters.

When I went to the P.O. late last week, I was surprised to learn that the $ .23 postcard stamp I had placed on the postcard to Jerry was actually insufficent postage. My ordinary-looking postcards were actually considered oversized cards and therefore needed a full $.37!

From the Post Office's website:

Regular size ($0.23 each): Maximum size: 6 inches long by 4-1/4 inches high

Large size ($0.37 each): More than: 6 inches long or 4-1/4 inches high

Now, I don't know about you, but I don't generally print my return address on postcards. And if your card lacks proper postage AND doesn't have a return address, I'm pretty sure there's a better chance of it ending up in the Dead Letter Office than reaching its destination with a note that "postage is due." So if others have made the same mistake that I did, that might help to explain why Sally seems to have received fewer pieces of mail than we've sent!

--Julie


Postcard Project Update - Sunday, July 17, 2005

UGH! The man is driving me NUTS!!

I didn't go home this week-end because I was carrying a slight fever and I can't risk getting Dad sick. So I tried to get Mom alone. It didn't work. I will call her tomorrow at her work. So I can get some help from the inside.

I mentioned twice getting a postcard from my sister-in-law from her vacation. When I asked if he got a postcard.... he said "I don't know, I don't think so." So, I mentioned I got a great letter from my friend in the south pacific and the stamp was great. I asked Mom if they'd gotten any new stamps. Mom said, "A few!"

UGH! I swear, these people are not giving ANYTHING away. DARN IT!

So, I got to thinking... maybe we could send him something out of the blue like a can tab. My neice's school collects them and he could save them. So, if you have a Coke or a Pepsi this week, keep the tab and drop it in the mail to my father. Maybe he'll mention something if he starts getting pop tabs in the mail.

If he doesn't, I going to start to wonder what other things they are keeping from my brothers and I!!!

- Dana


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