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Ezekiel J. Krahlin


©1998 by Ezekiel J. Krahlin

July 19, 1996

Dear Sandy,

Please don't bother to send me that mail order Christmas gift
of stale cheese, nuts, or whatever, any more.  It is never're just wasting your money.

Also, this automated mail order process certainly does not
make me feel like I am cared for or fondly thought of.  Let's
face it: we've never been close, as friends or as brothers.
So be it...I live my own life anyway, and happily.

I'd rather get nothing, than a bland mail-order box of stale
stuff!  Besides, I don't celebrate Christmas, or most any
other conventional holiday for that matter.  I do celebrate
(not necessarily in this order):  Randolph's birthday (Dec.
30), my birthday (July 1), the day I met Randolph (October 8),
Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, and the day Randolph shot himself
(January 16).

If you really feel you must send me something for Christmas...
then send me a check for $25, endorsed to:

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

I would proudly hand deliver the check myself, and be most
grateful for your thoughtfulness.