Special Report from the Lamp Post:
Fionnula Has Struck Again
For those of you following the Fionnula Flanigan, real life story line, another letter arrived today. Rather than recap the story, I'll point new readers to my archives to catch up. You can find the back story in pieces in the following blogs: Lessons 224, 227, 229, 230, 243, 244, 245 (my list of suspects), 246 (grandma's list of suspects), 249 (the Accused).
Here is a snapshot of the envelope it arrived in, hovering over my rain soaked driveway.
Notice the post mark is from Pittsburgh!
Another interesting development:
the long poem was two-sided on typical 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper.
Two-siding is a first.
What do you make of that, Readers?
The biggest development in the note (which will appear in its entirety below) some of you were right!
The postcard I received on July 17th was sent by an imposter!
I am not sure if I ever included the postcard photo on this blog,
however I did on my facebook account. Here it is again:
This postcard was addressed to my birth name, not pen name.
Also, LaFuria does have a capital F, and this person did not use one.
Most likely not a family member.
Here are the facebook comments people made regarding this mysterious postcard:
Here is the text of the letter, printed in the same printed font,
exactly as it was typed.
Eloise Hawking, you have a new glow
Your eyes have a sparkle, your gait a new flow.
You're strong and you're brave, a real role model
You pursued your goals without any dawdle.
You've added new obstacles to your repertoire
I'm impressed with your confidence, you've really come far!
Your family radiates the same spark as you
From the pride they exude in all that you do.
Did the postcard add any one to your roster?
You were correct to surmise, it as sent by an imposter.
Who, I don't know, but it did give you pause
I can only imagine the stir it did cause.
Using your name was quite the faux pas
An amateur sleuth could catch that simple flaw.
You and your team have much greater skill
Your clue solving talents are not fun of the mill.
Can this mystery end without ever knowing
Or should it continue as long as words keep on flowing?
My identity will remain a mystery for now
You will know it soon, of that I do vow.
Could I be a part of your alleged fab five?
Did your public accusation stir up that hive?
Is my name Jill, Henry, or Marian?
Am I a doctor, a teacher, a librarian?
Am I a Tough Mudder, seeking a challenge like you
Or behind the scenes, with a lens to look through?
Could I be a jokester with a name like smart ass?
Would Fionnula message you, so full of sass?
Our paths will cross, I'm sure very soon
I'm expecting a meeting before the next full moon.
Now how about that, Readers?
Eloise sure is.
I have some thoughts swirling around in this empty head of mine,
but I want to hear your thoughts first, before I post my own.
And, I think I need this necklace,
or this ring,
but I'm running out of fingers!
Send me messages with your ideas.
Until next time,