Lost Holiday: “Our best to Victoria and the lizards.”

Filed under: Stolen moments, ephemera — olivander November 20, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

A while back, I received this totally random postcard in the mail. We frequently get mail intended for our neighbors–mostly bills, catalogs, and ads for life insurance–but I must say, as misdirected mail goes this one was quite entertaining. It’s addressed to me (as “W.A.”) and addressed properly except for one digit of the zip code, but it was clearly meant for someone named Albert. The back is labeled “Trolls of Norway” and it was postmarked in Oakland, CA. I unsuccessfully tried to track down this Albert Seaver, then put the postcard away and forgot about it until now.

The Trolls of Norway

Albert – Spotted these fine fellows by the roadside and was reminded of you and your brothers. Surely the resemblance is uncanny! Our best to Victoria and the lizards. We await the unveiling of your portrait at the Hudson. “Modern Art, harumph!” indeed! Keep basking – John & Martha & Ted & Alice


  1. I can’t imagine what impish soul in in the Bay Area would feel inclined to send a random postcard to someone in the typosphere.

    That’s just silly.

    Comment by mpclemens — November 20, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

  2. [goes to Clickthing and finds a pencast; compares handwriting samples]

    Oho! Well played, sir!

    The mistake in the Zip code had me going. That’s a Zip in the Twin Cities, and there are some Seavers up there, though not related to me.

    Now, if it had been signed Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, I would have immediately known there were shenanigans about.

    Comment by olivander — November 20, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

  3. Spam filters did not like my link-heavy post. Watch for email…

    Comment by mpclemens — November 20, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

  4. That’s kind of a haunting postcard.

    Comment by Strikethru — November 21, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

  5. OK, just passing through the typosphere, catching up on the news, and this has to be the funniest damn thing I’ve ever seen. Good on ya, Mr. Clemens.

    Comment by Mike.Speegle — January 29, 2011 @ 4:24 am

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