On December 7th Miriam sent out an electronic mail that read:
From: Miriam Simpson
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 09:58:13 -0800
How is everything going? The time has arrived to send out Christmas
cards and I do not have your addresses. Could you all please just drop a
quick email with your address? That would be great.
Miriam (Shane's woman)
To that me, Puppy and Teed replied to all with our addresses. Ted even injected a little humor in his response.
From: Jamie Webb
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 13:06:21 -0500
8205 SW 179 Terrace
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
I replied all figuring that others on the Simpson’s Christmas Card List may want to spread some joy and holiday cheer my way.
From: Brian Matsen
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 12:21:59 -0800 (PST)
708 Mayfield Ct.
Naperville, IL 60565
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 18:15:00 -0700
3693 S Skyline Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Ted (Alison's Man)
And then, like a long, lost brother, like an orphaned child seeking his family, we received this:
From: Conor Morin
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 15:21:54 -0500
Hi, I think you're confused with someone else... can you please take me off your email list.
AMAZING. Conner Morin, meet Conor Morin. I feel like I am witnessing a miracle. Destiny? Fate? Probably so. Was Miriam’s mistyping of firstname.lastname@example.org an accident? I highly doubt it. It was meant to be. I hope, Conner, you use this as opportunity to reach out to him. He appears to be a nice guy asking please and saying Hi. I hope we ALL use this as an opportunity to reach out to him. I already have. See below. I didn’t get a response, but perhaps you others will.
From: Jamie Webb
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 15:56:55 -0500
Our deepest apologies. At first I thought you were joking, but alas you are right. Though you share the same name as one of our good friends, Conrad Morin, yours is not the email for our good friend. We will remove you from our email list. Just so you know, as I’ve thus stated, you share the name of a very good friend of ours, Conrad Morin. Perhaps he is a relative. Perhaps just a mere coincidence. Nonetheless, Merry Christmas to you and yours. If, in the off chance, you find it in your heart to spread some greetings this season with strangers my address is below. I’ve had a pretty rough year, and whether from old or new friends I can use all the well wishes I can get.
Yes. This very amazing discovery earns the #10 spot on the 2006 Hotel California Top Ten list.