2001 Letters

Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 18, I sent Anthony 2 letters.

The third letter is dated today, Jan. 19. Same type of letter, what’s going on with his daughter, health, education, welfare, life lessons she’s learning about trading things.

I also added something to this letter. I let him know that I “had sent a generic letter to his sisters along with pictures of Sarah”. I wrote that sentence adding, “and the only one so far to refuse and return to sender” was M. (his youngest sister). How sad that after all this time, M STILL feels such animosity towards me for whatever her reasons are. I have no clue why but it is not my problem, glad to say, but as always, that is her choice and decision and one that she will have to live with. As I have said before, just because one wants to BELIEVE that Sarah is NOT a R (Anthony’s last name) does not make it so. The funny part of it is that M opened up the letter and saw who it was from and she closed it up again and sent it off to me! I could tell she opened it up because of the type of envelope I used. Oh well, whatever. Sarah will eventually be told about her parentage and Aunts and her sister and brother at the appropriate time and by me, and it will be her decision as she gets older, as to whether she wants any contact with them. Sarah is a very “family oriented” person, but she is interested in keeping in contact with her family and I am happy about that. It is going to be a very difficult time for her when she learns about you and the rest of your family, and even more difficult for her to take it upon herself to want to make contact with someone from your side of the family and not be accepted. She is an innocent person in all this, Anthony, and I really hope that if the day comes when she writes you a letter or something, that AT LEAST you will be decent enough to acknowledge her, and be open to what she has to say and answer any questions she may have.”


(sent to stepdaughter )

“Hola Chica,

Dad told me the other day that you were thinking about putting a picture of grandma in a frame that grandpa gave you for Christmas.

If you have one, great. If not, let us know and we will send you a copy of one we have that we got from grandpa after grandma passed away.

We are getting ready to have a BIG rain storm, that is supposed to start anytime now…it is quite dark here now. Dad was telling me this morning that there are 30 ft waves in Malibu (the beach) and remember when we went to the beach this summer and we parked in between the houses on the beach? those houses are now flooded because of the ocean waves! He saw it on the news! How sad, huh? I hope no one was hurt at all!

Anyway, gotta get ready to head back to work. The kindergartener’s this year are a REAL handful!! Sarah, Thomas and I are looking forward to Friday for a 3 day weekend!

Hasta Luego,


2000 Gifts Sent and Returned

1-3-00- Sent the color tv and discman to the kids, along with $20 each for the kids to spend. Delivered on 1-6-00.

1-15-00- Keith received a card from J. Enclosed is a check for $129 that she owed for Easter. The card was not signed. It was postmarked 1-11-00.

1-20-00- sent N a check for $16 for his Enema of the State CD. Check was deposited into his account on 1-26-00.

1-25-00- We received items J returned to us: a red shirt we bought L from JCP, a skirt for L from JCP, a pair of jeans, a music CASIO song book, a kaleidoscope, and a pooh bag.

1-28-00- We ordered 2 cases of Gatorade for the kids and had them shipped to their home.

2-10-00- Sent the kids their Valentines Day gifts- 2 bags of candy, Teddy Clip On (for her hair) for L, You Don’t Know Jack game for N. it was delivered 2-14-00. PERFECT!

4-5-00- took kids shopping at Millers Outpost ($146.89)

4-6-00- bought L candy from Sweet Market ($6.50) Also took kids to the Wherehouse for games and cd’s. (STEPS, M2M, CAN’T TAKE ME HOME, UNLEASH THE DRAGON, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, $51.95)

4-18-00- sent the kids their Easter presents- an Easter card each, 3 types of candy each (6 total) and 2 computer games. Package was delivered on 4-25-00. 2 days after Easter.

6-18-00- took L to Claire’s Boutiques. Bought her 2 rings that she picked out. ($6)

6-18-00- took L to Cartoon Junction- Bought her Bean Babies ($15.13)

6-28-00- took and paid for L to get her nails done. ($18)

6-29-00- signed L up for Hip Hop Dance. ($15)

7-11-00- took N to Sam Goody’s. ($58.14)

7-19-00 took kids to Ringling Brothers Circus. ($10 each for tickets)

7-25-00- Sent L clothes and a letter from her friend Corrine. Sent these items to her grandmothers house where she was staying, in Lakeside. Package was delivered 7-27-00.

7-26-00- Sent N a letter he got from his friend Kasey, to his grandmothers house where he was staying in Lakeside. Package was delivered 7-28-00.

7-31-00-sent package to N & L to their grandmothers in Lakeside. Package arrived at Lakeside unit 8-2-00 and was delivered on 8-9-00.

8-2-00- sent package to kids at their grandmothers in Lakeside. Sent L a shirt and N a letter. it was delivered 8-4-00

8-28-00- Sent N his birthday presents to his home- Silver Millenium from Hamilton Collection ($102) from Keith. Sarah, Thomas and I got him a “Britney Spears” TY teddy bear ($10). Keith got him a card that read, “My birthday wish for you, son, is that you always have people to laugh with and be close to, things to dream about and work hard for, places you can go rest and reflect on all that is good in the work and especially in you…” On the inside it said, “…and may you always know how much you are loved.”

My card for N said, “if this simple birthday card bring but one tiny touch of gladness to your heard on this day, then it will have served its purpose.” On the inside it said, “If not, the heck with it! No hard done!”

Sarah and Thomas’s card read, “On your 16th birthday brother, be thankful you’re not a dog” The inside read, “You couldn’t get a drivers license until you’re 112! Happy Birthday!” Everything was delivered 8-30-00. N did email his dad that he got the package. and thanked him for the bear and the “100 dollar thingy” and thanked him for the cards.

11-9-00- sent N & L Candy and Beanie Babies.

12-22-00- Sent a package for the kids to their grandmothers house. It was delivered on 12-23-00

12-23-00- Sent both kids “FLOOZ”(online gift currency). L’s card read “Merry Christmas L! I love you Princess! Love, your friend, dad d:-)” Nicks card read, “Merry Christmas Big Nick! Have fun! I love you! Dad”

Keith received a birthday card from the N & L, Postmarked 12-21-00. It’s homemade and says on the front, a big leaf with a bee on it, “Happy Birthday Hey Dad, CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE ALREADY AT THAT AGE?” Inside left is a birthday cake with leaves and bee’s, and right said is a leaf that says, “BEE-LEAF IT. (W0W) 52 HOPE YOUR DAY IS A REAL STINGER…HAPPY BIRTHDAY! L & N” The back says, “Created especially for DAD by L & N” The envelope is addressed to “(Dad) Keith” by L and she added on the front, Have a good day” the back has L’s return address and she added ” Merry X-mas and New Year Happy B-day Dad, Love Always”

We also sent L a box of her gifts to her grandma’s house in Lakeside.

12-24-00 at 12:25pm a notice was left for someone to pick up the package.

12-25-00 at 10:17am another notice was left for someone to pick up the package

12-26-00 We sent a package to L at her grandmothers address. It was delivered on 12-29-00.

12-26-00- “Richard” received a box from N & L, (addressed by his ex). Its contents were Christmas gifts. For Keith, N gave him a video of N being on MTV, dancing at a club house. L gave him a massager, shaving cream and a razor. They got me an orange, banana calendar, they gave Sarah a deck of cards, and they gave Thomas a fire truck. For both Sarah and Thomas, they gave them a board game called Race to the Root. This package was postmarked 12-23-00.

12-27-00- L’s package was delivered at 1:22pm.

12-29-00- sent a pack to N &L to their home address. It included more presents and a $20 check for each of them. This package was delivered on 1-2-01