To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Monday, March 23, 2009

You surprised me!

Still reading the book of essays from 1996, lost in the story, reading, reading, turn the page and....what is this??

I was startled, but just for a moment as I wasn't expecting to find anything stuck between the pages. Then I smiled. I thought, "these must have been put there a looong time ago." But when? Obviously when F.M.S. was still in school - middle school? Grade school? No dates, but the choice of friends made me suspect it might have been grade school. (Mind you he graduated from college and moved to Taiwan a year and a half ago.) I like how F.M.S. drew himself with hair sticking straight up and the 5 0'clock shadow going on.

Then, like everyone else, my next stream of thought was about numbers. Oh, just admit it, the rest of you think the same way.

1 book
2 pages
3 pictures
4 letters to each first name
5 letter to each last name

Then we have 2 syllables to the first and last name of the first and last pictures and only 1 syllable to the first and last name of the middle picture. I thought that was odd since each person's name has the same number of letters. There's no way this could have been planned so it must be serendipitous. How appropriate.

Alrightythen.....perhaps it's just a little weirdness going on with me.

Thank you, F.M.S., for touching me all the way from Taiwan. I love it....I love you.


  1. hahaha. wow. that must be from 7th grade or before I would think. please save thsoe for me when i get home.

  2. oh, that is...not even sure the word i want. very funny/cute/sweet/sentimental.