Monday, December 22, 2008

To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: Kangaroo and Snake

Sunday 21st December

This is a snake pulling a Kangaroo out of the water.

Taken in Western Australia .

Take a careful look at this picture; see the size of the snake and the kangaroo being pulled out of the water

Anyone for rock climbing?

To: Sarah (daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: Tragic News From Up North
Monday 22nd December

Friday, December 19, 2008


To: Lisa (Daughter)
From: Mitch (Dad)
Subject: your first ultrasound
Tuesday December 2, 2008

Very exciting. I've been tired myself lately. Fell asleep during gossip girl last night.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: This was quick off the mark
Wednesday 17th December

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: Hello
Monday 15th December

Last Wednesday we had a lot of rain here, and nearly all of it fell while I was walking home from work. I kid you not, there was a bloody thunderstorm about 2 minutes after I got into the middle of nowhere-to-shelter, I was quite scared of the lightening so that took my mind off how DRENCHED I was getting. It took 2 days for my shoes to dry our in the sun which followed. Your father couldn’t stop laughing when he saw me, I looked like I’d just got out of the shower. And then on Sunday it was 38 degrees. So that’s probably why a lot of people here are getting sick as well. Dad’s had a sore throat, a sore neck, his shoulder’s playing up and now he’s got an ear infection and his sinuses are not good – all this since Saturday. Of course you realise that he’s going to live to be 100 while I’ll probably drop dead next week. I think that’s his plan anyway.
To: Anthony (Son)
From: Annalee (Mom)
Subject: What I am wearing Right Now
Tuesday 16th December

Merino wool underwear: long johns and undershirt.
Silk-rayon jersey
Wool pants
Wool socks
Wool cardigan
Sheepskin jacket, with hood
Sheepskin-lined boots (but Sorels would be better)
Fleece-lined leather gloves
Wool pashmina around neck and mouth
Fleece headband
That's how it goes when it's -40. Wish you were here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

To: Samantha (Daughter)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Monday 15th December

That sounds fine. Barbara will be here from Sat. til Monday am

Have a god trip. Speak to you son.

Love, Mom

Sunday, December 14, 2008

To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: Olden Times
Saturday 13th December

SMURFS!!!!!!! AT CHRISTMAS!!!!!! That lady Smurf is so stuck up.


Friday, December 12, 2008

To: Anthony (Son)
From: Annalee (Mom)
Subject: Mustard
Friday 12th December

Could use a few bottles. If you are nearby and can pick up two or three, I will reimburse you.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

To: Art (Son)
From: Kobbie (Mom)
Subject: Dumb Idea
Thursday 17th July

Okay, like I know anything about your business – NADA!!!

Yet, here's that proverbial "but". . .

I went to the ABC website to see the trailers of Dirty, Sexy, Money in hopes of seeing the trailer that Matthew saw at the movies. Didn't see it. However, while there I saw a commercial for M&Ms Dark – they use the theme song from the TV Show "Adams Family." And you know what? The opening song tells us what we're supposed to know, how we're supposed to feel, about this family. "They're crazy and they're cooky" etc. Perhaps doing a unique theme song for Dirty Sexy would let the audience know what they're supposed to get and how they're supposed to feel.

Yeah, I know. Dumb. But in a weird way – it could be kinda cool. Could help the audiences identify. And who know, may it could set a trend – instead if ripping off successful old rock songs. . . you'd create your own new one!

Well, I'll get out of your business, now.



To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: Did you get your Christmas box yet?
Sunday 7th December


Dad's been pruning - need I say more?

To: Art (Son)
From: Kobbie (Mom)
Subject: American Idol Results
Friday 25th July

America so got it wrong last night. . .

In case you haven't seen it, I won't say anything here. Other than we're a nation of idiots.

To: Allison (Daughter)
From: Ruth (Mom)
Subject: Aha! SUCCESS
Tuesday 19th June

Both pairs of jeans were snoozing in your closet -- lower right, as you
suspected. But each pair was included with something else on the same
hanger, so they were probably easy to overlook.

I stretched both pairs out on your bed -- they seem in rather pristine
condition -- except one pair has a tear on each leg (distressingly chic?)
perhaps where you walked on them. They are very long. I held them up -- and
they'd be VERY long on me, I'd be walking on them.

But now that I look at them -- they still are VERY nice jeans -- and I think
you could truly use them again and enjoy them. (I still remember that
shopping day we had at Bendel's, when you tried them on and liked them --
and then found an additional pair months later at Century 21.)

Anyhow, would you like me to bring them to MV for you? They fold very flat;
don't think it would pose a space problem for you.

With an eagle eye,
mama xx
To: Art (Son)
From Kobbie (Mom)
Subject: Weather at the Cabin
Friday 21st November

Hello you two magnificent sons...
Just wanted to give you a heads up about the weather to help you pack - though I did hear it's going to warm up some, it is VERY cold. Wind chill is in the teens and tonight the actual temperature is supposed to be 15, and they're saying wind chills will dip below zero. Brrr.
Be sure to pack an extra sweatshirt - scarf - jacket - whatever.
Can't wait to see you (understatement factor of a solid 10)!
Love you guys,
P.S. Have you heard that Obama might have listened to me, after all, and is taking good care of my Hillary?

Friday, December 5, 2008


To: Miki (Daughter)
From: Earl (Dad)
Subject: travel
Friday 5th December

i'm going to vancouver for a depo on saturday the 13th, then fly down to oakland for a depo on the 15th and home on the 16th. on the 21st its off to manila, saigon, etc. house construction will come to a halt for three weeks while the construction superintendent is on vacation!

mike, when are you going to morrocco? be extremely careful there. it is not safe for foreign women. who knows the berbers may find you captivating!

love, pops
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject: brawl on ice
Monday 5th March

Thanx!!! Hysterical. The goalie sure looked like he was having some fun. The music--Area code 613 (oooooooohhh--there are 613 commandments...) Such wonderful stuff!

To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: The power of love

I'm sure a lot of us can relate to this, and before you say anything, it made me laugh.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Monday 1st December


we are headed up to scarsdale around 3 today. do you have plans? i'm going with Ben to a Storytelling Speakeasy tonight at 8:30 in the west village. This is Sherry's organization. any interest?

love, Momma

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

To: Anthony (Son)
From: Annalee (Mom)
Subject: re: stuff white people like
Monday 24th November

Oh my god. How did you know? I'm right in the middle of adapting the menu for dad's party for the family white guy...
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject: last
Monday 2nd July


To: Anthony (Son)
From: Annalee (Mom)
Subject: Re: chanukah version 2.0
Tuesday 2nd December

Are you doing your Jewish musician compilation again? I found out that Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) is half Jewish on his father's side. Also, Beck, Harry Connick Jr., and -- get ready for it -- Courtney Love.

There's a Canadian link too.

Monday, December 1, 2008

To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine: (Mom)
Subject: This is Fun

Especially if people have been annoying you. The sound should be on for maximum effect. It's a Christmas thing......

To: Nathan (Son)
From: Peggy (Mom)
Subject: tiki withdrawal
Tuesday 19th August

Should we have a tiki party the day after Christmas? It could be cute to do Santa and reindeer tiki stuff...or we could do a tiki new year's eve party...wouldn't you like to stay and help us??

love, Mom