To: Doctor Franklin, America. Dear Benjy, I've lost my spectacles. Have you seen them? RasTo: Mr Darwin, EnglandDear Ras, Yes. Benjy
To: Hamlet, Denmark Dear Hammy, My favourite colour is blue! What's yours? MacTo: Macbeth, ScotlandDear Mac,Red. No! Wait! Maybe green? Hammy
To: TimT, Australia, the World, the Solar System, the UniverseCan I have some of what you're having?To: Lexicon Harlot, the InternetSure. I'll put it in the post.
To: TT and LHYou're both adorable spuds, the pair of you.Jesus(Is that presumptuous of me?)
Who? You or Jesus? In both cases, yes.
To: Jesus, EverywhereSpeaking of presumption, I worry that Calvin's doctrine of election could lead to gross megalomania among the elect. Is this so?P.S. You're an adorable spud too.
While we're on the subject of Erasmus Darwin, cop this, from The Botanic Garden: "some genera of animals perish by the increasing power of their enemies".What a family. I mean, really. What - a - family.
I had a similar experience with the postie going that extra mile. Not literally, and besides we use kilometres here. Oh, and the letter wasn't from Erasmus.Anyway, on a trip to Tokyo I met a a couple of Japanese high-school students and their teacher. They were in town because they were receiving awards for a Tanka competition they entered. We exchanged addresses and I later received a letter from Japan addressed to:Mark ReidSydney 2052 AustraliaAlthough I'm not as famous as Benjy, the letter got to me because 2052 is the postcode for UNSW and I was a tutor at one of its colleges at the time. Anyway, don't try it now. I live in Canberra and there's another Mark Reed in the same building so even mail correctly addressed goes AWOL sometimes. I also get plenty of email for other Mark Reid's but that's another story.I guess there must be some law that says mail confusion must be conserved.
On a similar theme:"Somewhere playing in England"
That's a fantastic link, Tony. Everyone, click on Tony's link.Mark, there may be many with your name, but you'll always be the Mark Reid to me. And clearly that's how Australia Post felt too.
my grandfather toured around australia and overseas in the middle of last century giving lectures about how to improve your memory and once received a letter from overseas addressed simply:William Langford-PennyThe Memory ManAustralia
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