PAIGE 174 - NUMBERS

"Hi again Absalom, so great to hear from you! Yeah, sorry I didn't give you enough description on my credit card, I guess when you get so used to seeing things like that you don't give it a second thought. Like I guess I'd be surprised seeing fields upon fields of corn, but for you that's just normal from what I hear. Yes, popcorn is definitely good. When I was four my Mom once bought a packet of popcorn, and put it in the microwave, and I watched it expand and the kernels pop. I think this is where I first used a microwave. But I'm getting ahead of myself. So I looked in her shopping bag, and hey there was a whole packet of packets of popcorn. I was feeling hungry, so I put all seventeen in the oven. About three minutes later the door swung off its hinges, and I made popcorn angels. It was the highlight of my week, month, and year. It was the first, but not the last time I used an oven of the future.

Oh yeah, but about the numbers. Let's see, they're real glossy, actually the whole card is real glossy. I mentioned the card was black, but actually the numbers are silver, like not actual silver silver, but that fake plastic silver. If you grew up seeing real sterling silver like my grandma used to have, you'll know the difference straight away. By the way, you can't just replace a silver spoon you accidentally threw out by covering a wooden spoon with tinfoil and microwaving it to melt it on, silver collectors will know the difference. The numbers are raised I think about one millimeter. I got out my measuring tape and nearly poked myself in the eye trying to get close enough to measure it. I think it might be closer to three quarters or something, but you get the general idea. On the back of the card, there's the indents where the numbers were punched, and punched again. Then they took a K.O. I guess, and stayed punched. All the numbers are pretty well evenly foiled, or silvered, or whatever you want to call them. I've never been a big fan of numbers myself, I think that's why I quit maths. Do you like maths? What were your best subjects in school? Great to hear again from you! And sorry I couldn't post you the brochure! Oh well, hope this kind of made up for it. Livi Paige."

In the afternoon, he wrote back again! What a great relative.

"Dear Livi Paige, yes it is shame I can't get mail in post offices. Here is very poor very sad sometimes not as lovely as other places. Thank you for all information about popcorn, yes I like popcorn too, very lovely is popcorn. We have some microwaves here too. Thanking you for numbers information, very lovely. Please Livi tell me what the numbers are. Thanking you, your lovely relative Absalom."

Absalom rocks! He has a very curious mind like I do, only he's interested in cards rather than future ovens. I wonder if he'd like to know about gift cards maybe too? I have a few old spent ones I could send pictures of.

- Livi.