LEEWIND: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
LEEWIND is a weekly series by the Lee Clarion featuring a story from our archives to celebrate Lee's Centennial.
The Clarionita was a short-lived publication that ran during the '50s, featuring student gossip and anonymous contributors.
April 1, 1954—Dear Morons:
Having nothing to do and wishing you were here to do it for me. I decided to take my pen and ink and type you a letter in pencil.
I don't live where I lived before because I moved to where I live now. When you come to see me ask anyone where I live because they won't know. I'm sorry we are so far together. I wish we could be closer apart. I saw a sign one day that said, "This goes to Lee College." I got on the thing and sat for 6 hours and it never did move.
I know you will be glad to hear from this. I'm back on my feet again. I haven't any sales in my shoes.
We have had quite a bit of sickness in the family. Uncle Thermon died and left Aunt Cindy with nothing but a pair of suspenders to support herself with. Uncle Jim got bit by his dog. The dog is not expected to live. My brother bought a new boomerang and nearly went crazy trying to throw the old thing away. Grandma has the mumps. She certainly is having a swell time. Aunt Susie is at death's door. We hope the doctor can pull her through.
I am sending you an overcoat by express. As you know, they charge so much a pound, so I'm cutting the buttons off. You'll find them in the pocket. I would have sent you $10 with this letter, but I've already sealed up the envelope.
Oh yes, my old dog is nearly dead with the mange. Here's hoping you are the same.
A Fellow Moron
P.S. - If you don't get this letter let me know and I'll write another one.