Thursday, January 24

Thank you for all the (e)cards and letters!

Thank you! Thank you! I am so grateful for the outpouring of good wishes from all my adoring fans on this, my birthday. It was difficult posting to the blog today, since World Wide Web “Happy birthday Tom Hurley” traffic reached server-farm-smoking intensity, outnumbering spam even and making it hard to get online. Several Internet service providers have pleaded with me to move my birthday to February 31. In olden times, the US Post Office used to dread this day because the volume of my birthday mail surpassed that of Christmas and income tax time combined. After receiving all the cards and letters, my family and I had enough fuel to warm the house for the entire winter. Yes, we burned paper back then. But remember, that was when recycling meant having to get back on your bike to return to the neighborhood grocery because you forgot the turnips. Or was it parsnips? I forget…

I thank these kind folks for the photo above.

3 comments:

Pete S. said...

My mom says Jan 25 is your birthday, not Jan 24. What gives?

Pete S. said...

By the way, she says "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM!"

Tom Hurley said...

Sometimes mail arrives before it should. Maybe we should talk with the post office to get things straightened out. And by the way, thanks.