Letter to Al Myers' mother (1964)

Letter to Al Myers' mother (1964)
Letter to Al Myers' mother (1964)
Letter to Al Myers's mother.

Myers: "Bellairs always gave my mother fanciful salutations, such as "Duchess" - in this case, "Diana of Poitiers". The letter is made doubly amusing by the campaign poster John drew on the reverse."


I like names that sound like something, like the singer Teal Joy, who sounds, as I told Dunne once, like a duck dessert. Then there's the firm of Batten, Barton, Dursteen, an Osborn, which someone said sounds like a steamer trunk rolling down a flight of stairs. Two of my favorite literary critics are Joseph Wood Krutch and Professor Pine-Coffin, a Chaucer expert. Then, before I run off on a total tangent, there's the little girl Dunne discovered: Emma Ritter Demma Ritter Sweet-potato Cream of Tarter Caroline Bostick. She died in the 1860s and should have with a name like that.

 

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