Loyal readers of James Preller Dot Com may remember a terrific letter I shared back in early September. In it, Kayla, age 19, wrote with a special request. Her father’s birthday was coming up and she wanted to surprise him with a signed Jigsaw Jones book. It seems they shared the books during her childhood, had some nice memories, and Kayla thought it would be cool to get one of them autographed. Of course, I was only too happy to send her the new book as a gift — the least I could do. But I also asked, “Can I get a picture?”
Well, we couldn’t spoil the surprise so I had to wait. And wait. And eat chocolate. And wait some more. At long last, two photos arrived with a brief note.
Thank you, Kayla.
And thank you, most especially, Dad. You look terrific for 86. Must be the clean living.
Happy birthday! I’m so glad I could be a small part of it.
Hi Mr. Preller!
It’s me, Kayla again
I just gave my dad your book this weekend for his birthday, and he absolutely LOVED it!
Thank you a million times over for this wonderful gift, my whole family had a great time reading the books together😊
The first photo is my dad and I after I gave him his book, and the second happens to be a picture we have of my room way back in 2007. Outlined in the picture is my prized Jigsaw Jones collection!
Thank you again!