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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003
    In heels

    Man, 78, is dying to know who's sending him mystery cards

    Jim Field has been receiving the cards for five years. But he has no idea who has been sending them.

    The mystery cards began arriving by mail in 2000 and haven't stopped - no name, no signature, no telephone number and no return address.

    "Why don't you go out anymore?" one message asks. There's a $20 bill slipped inside the card. One message has a cryptic line: "Old high school student."

    Field, a 78-year-old Howell resident, has received 20 cards. The most recent was a Valentine's Day card with the message, "Eat out, OK? Regards, Cupid."

    "It bugs me," Field told the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus. "I'd like to know who it is. I'm single."

    At first, Field thought the cards were a joke, but they kept coming - usually around a holiday. He received money in an Easter card. A Halloween card was signed: "Witch."

    Field asked his ex-wife if she was responsible, but she denied it.

    One of the cards contained a list of senior citizens and their birthdays that had been posted at the Howell Senior Center. Field went to the center and tacked a note onto a bulletin board explaining the card situation and asking for the person to come forward. That was several years ago, and he hasn't heard back.

    Field believes the writer must live near him, because several times the cards have mentioned not seeing him outside.


  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    That's kinda need in a "stalker" kinda way.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Ahhhh that is so cool. A neat idea to keep a senior involved in life.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  4. #4
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    Aug 2003
    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    Ahhhh that is so cool. A neat idea to keep a senior involved in life.

    Yeah, but remember the two nice teens who thought baking cookies for their neighbors was a good idea? What witch sued them and won! If an elderly person had a panic attack because they thought they were being "watched" that wouldn't be good. I think the card thing is a great idea, but sign the name!

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