In my copy of Gregory Maguire’s Son of a Witch I found this sheet of paper. It’s not exactly something I think most people would want to forget in their book. The main reason for that being that this is a notification that a person’s student loan payment is VERY late….those caps are justified. I quote “Your student loan payment is seriously past due!” (I added the underlining.) I didn’t take a better picture of the front of this sheet of paper since there was some personal information on this that I felt shouldn’t be shared (full name, address, account number). I just blocked it out anyway, just in case someone REALLY wanted to be a dick. But the body of this letter is just a form letter nothing interesting to read anyway.
Luckily it looks like the person in question did call up the loan company to try to get this issue fixed. There are phone numbers and other notes written on the paper. I take it that this person at least called them up, even if she didn’t take action passed that. I don’t know how much more she did because of what’s on the back of the paper.
One strange thing is the note on the back.
“Please feed Jinx when you wake up love.”
It’s obvious someone needed a piece of paper for a quick note and this one was chosen. I’m guessing Jinx is a cat, and I hope that Jinx got feed before this paper was forgotten in the book. But the stranger thing is on the top of the back page. There is a web address http://www.chucklorre.com or it’s http://www.chucklorrie.com The “i” and “e” are mashed together so I can’t tell which was meant or is one was a mistake. A website with “lorrie” doesn’t exist to my knowledge (at least in 2012, this paper was from 2008). A site with “lorre” DOES exist. It’s a site for Chuck Lorre, the TV producer. On this site he seems to have some vanity cards that he shows at the end of his shows. This is what I’m learning from his wikipedia page and going on the site itself. The weirder thing about all this isn’t the website, but the person who owns the site. This paper is addressed to someone in Cobleskill, NY. This is my “hometown” (10 miles from home) where I went to college for 2.5 years. Then I graduated and went to school up at SUNY Potsdam (Potsdam,NY). This is the same college that Chuck Lorre attended many years ago. Though he dropped out, he came back to do a speech at a graduation a few years ago. I just find this connection between the information on this paper and me to be strange, in a good way.
So this was what I found in Son of a Witch. I hope you enjoyed the first “From Inside The Pages” post to be (officially) published on A Life Among The Pages. It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts (too long if you ask me). If you’d like to read through what I’ve posted in the past here’s an easy link to my “From Inside The Pages” archive