Thursday, July 10, 2008

My little plot of land in Validationville

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From: Jeanne Marie Laskas <>
Date: Jul 10, 2008 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: last Significant Others
To: NES <>

Just wanted to thank you for your sweet note and blog entry, [my name deleted]. Your kind words mean a lot. Best wishes right back at you, E, and L (a.k.a. Godzilla - love it!). Write on!

Jeanne Marie Laskas

On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 12:06 AM, NES <> wrote:
Ms. Laskas,
This is my first ever fan letter, and I feel a little ridiculous (but I think you'd appreciate that). However, I've really loved your writing and looked forward to weekly installments of your story. (I've also purchased and read all three volumes of your memoir, and I made my mom read them, too.) I'll truly miss your column but I hope you find much happiness in this new bit of freedom and the new projects it will let you pursue.
I have two daughters, too, and I recently began a blog about them. There is no way to say this without sounding completely cheesy, but your Significant Others column was the biggest inspiration for me to begin my blog. I just love the way you tell a story, and I was inspired to endeavor to capture life's every day moments, as you have, in the hope that the every day moments will over time comprise a grand narrative. It was only fitting that I blogged about you tonight: . My tribute to you. I'm sure I'm only one among many thousands who won't be able to appreciate the weekly Magazine in the same way.
My very best wishes to you. Your writing has mattered to my life, and thank you for that.
[my name deleted]

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