“Letters from Mom”

Mom wrote me hundreds of letters and would often send me greeting cards with snipped comics or articles from newspapers or magazines she thought I'd enjoy.

Towards the end of the 2008 college football season, Mom sent me a letter stuffed with clippings from the University of Florida student newspaper, the Independent Florida Alligator. Most of them were articles and pictures celebrating the similarities between the ’96 and ’08 teams, but one was a scathing diatribe about an error-filled ESPN segment which falsely claimed Gatorade had been invented at Florida State University.

Dec 7, 2008
Dear David,

I thought I would send you some pics from the front page of the Alligator.

Mocha and I went to a park near Littlewood Elementary and walked around for forty-five minutes, up and down hills and along trails. It’s a good-sized park. The air was bracing, cool but not cold. I saw lots of little kids, and there was a great Santa under one of the picnic areas.

Go Gators! I was very excited when they finally got to the BCS Championship, and it appears that Tebow is invited to the Heisman Trophy presentation.

I’m starting my job quest again tomorrow. Wish me luck. Maybe I can find work on the internet. I love you sooooo much,