Archive: July 1989

The Story Behind The Story

  • July 24, 1989
The Story Behind The Story

July 24, 1989 their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST TIME: 10:33 A.M. TEMPERATURE: 82° F. HUMIDITY: 51% BAROMETER: 29.78" Hg. ⇔ PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HOURS: 0.00" FORECAST NEXT 24 HOURS: CLEAR The Mysterious Enclosure, you will find, is... ...but before you open the envelope, you should read below.  If you don't, I cannot be responsible for what may happen. In any case... ...THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY.

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A Longer Letter

  • July 15, 1989
A Longer Letter

July 25, 1989 their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, TIME: 11:25 A.M. TEMPERATURE: 76° F. HUMIDITY: 54% BAROMETER: 29.91" Hg. ⇑ PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HOURS: 0.00" FORECAST NEXT 24 HOURS: CLEAR I have in progress a longer letter to you, but decided to get this one off promptly in response to yours of 11 July, because the longer one may take a few more days to assemble. Thanks for the enclosures about John.  (I am not familiar with the other fellow mentioned in the article.)  You are correct that the photo of John does not resemble the boulevardier and raconteur we both remember...

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Letters To John

  • July 8, 1989
Letters To John

July 8, I989 their, Hey, they’re, Udo!-- there, TIME: 6:42 a.m. TEMPERATURE: 81° F. HUMIDITY: 51% BAROMETER: 29.87” Hg. PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: 0.00" FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: CLEAR, COOLER I always began my letters to John with the weather in The Big Tomato, and this useful information will now be offered to you unless you prefer not to receive it. Bear in mind that these statistics do not come from The Bee (ugh), but from my personal "weather station,” a birthday gift from my stepdaughter and son-in-law, purchased in Annapolis when she was taking a "doctors’ wives"...

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