On Sending a Card to My Niece

Friday afternoon I meant to go out on my lunch break and pick up a card to send to my niece because her gynamstics coach passed away suddenly earlier in the week.

Friday, unfortunately, was a bit of a crazy day, and I didn’t make it out to Hallmark like I’d intended. When I went to Target yesterday afternoon, then, I picked up a card for her while I was there. Not really a sympathy card — as far as I know, my sister hasn’t told my niece that her coach has died — but more of a “thinking about you” card. It mentions hugs and it has a cute cartoon monkey on it.

This is what I wrote in the card:

I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to your gymnastics event last week — deadlines are really crummy and don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise — but I know you were brilliant and you did everyone proud, especially those who couldn’t be there.

I didn’t want to mention her gymnastics coach by name, but I wanted to allude to him in some fashion. Years from now, she’ll look at this card and get it.


Hopefully. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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