Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to Judy Blume

Wow, they just interviewed Judy Blume on NPR, today is her 70th birthday!!! When I was a pre-teen, my sister Melody gave me a 5 book collection of Judy Blume books and they were all so good. My most frequently read of the 5 was most definitely "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret". Along with probably millions of young girls all over the world through the decades, I tried the exercises to increase my bust. I must not have done them correctly, alas. Like all teenagers, I felt misunderstood and put upon and wrote Judy a 3 or 4 page letter in longhand on paper torn from one of my school notebooks telling her my life story I guess. I never expected a reply but imagine my shock and delight to find a response from her one day in our mailbox. Her actual name was written on the return address! She enclosed a standard fan photo but did write a personal note to me. I have no idea if I even have it any longer, I am lousy at caring for things like this that certainly deserve it. Anyway, happy birthday to a wonderful author!

1 comment:

matte stephens said...

You are the best Buckey!!!