I hate to do this, really I do, but quite a few people are misunderstanding today’s letter by Dian Fossey...
Well, this just encouraged me to flip to a paying membership. Please consider Letters of Note: Sex Toy Obits as a future project.
Hilarious! I admit I was too dim to get the meaning tho I thought the name rather odd and perhaps Fossey’s tone inappropriately light. But the story seemed entirely reasonable to me and I thought, not for the first time, that I would never be so adventurous as to live somewhere without good medical care. I’m sorry that Fossey was only able to have three in-depth “convos” with this individual and hope such devices have been improved for today’s explorers.
Ha! Honestly, ‘battery-powered close friend’ was VERY clear to me. :)
Not offended. Carry on sir.
They missed the tipoff naming the book it's included in! Hilarious.
This is so amusing to me lmao
I can only assume the befuddled were skimming pre-coffee. Funny and unambiguous. Poor Dyan, alone in the jungle without dear Max! RIP to both of them
Haha That’s what I get for skimming email pre-coffee - count me among the silently bewildered. I completely missed the object of loss and thought maybe it was the wrong book for the letter.
Double try, just wrote this and it vanished. Surprising how many innocent people there are in the world, loved Dian's letter, explicit in a very clever way. There's a web site that's encouraging people to start hand letter writing again. I've joined but believe it or not can't remember the site, shall post when I find it. I'm
Rather than sit in sorrow for a woman who might not immediately understand Dian's relationship with Max, I will choose to believe that the complainers were men.
Bewildered that there was any ambiguity in the subject matter to be honest 😂
Maybe I am too much a man of the world but I never thought that the letter needed explaining.
What surprised me was that she got it through customs as African countries are extraordinarily prudish. A lady friend who worked as an international civil servant told me about the tricks she and her colleagues had to play to bring their trusted friends. Or maybe so long ago, Rwanda had no idea who he was. Like the 12 years old Chinese who make them...
Took a minute or too, but figured it out. Thought it was hilarious, too! Actually, I hadn't read your intro because I love to jump right in to the letters and then read what you've said. Anyway, my problem was I couldn't figure out the Dian. But still giggled. So much for reading the letters first!
Knew it was mechanical...thinking a communications device. Silly me...chuckle.