one-hundred and one: letters for Greg + Diana

Happy two-letter Tuesday!

I’m an only child. I always wanted siblings and getting these touching letter requests makes me long for them even more. Greg, brother of Allyson needs a little pick-me-up. And Diana, sister of Claudia needs some encouragement and job-luck. I hope I delivered on behalf of these family-loving ladies.

April 12, 2011

one hundred and one:


Allyson tells me you’re a fellow grilled cheese lover. Cheers! Tell me, what’s your favorite kind? I’m partial to gruyere on olive bread with caramelized onions (if you ever make it to NYC check out ‘wichcraft), or anything smothered in truffle butter.

I hear you’re a little down in the dumps these days. Truth be told, your sister made a reference to your case of the ‘mean reds’ and I nearly died with delight. Not for your reds of course. I am a sucker for Capote and Miss Hepburn.

I hope things turn around for you. And soon. A funny guy and southern gentleman like yourself deserves smiles too! I’m thinking you just need a little spring. The second I stash my winter coat my mood skyrockets. Perhaps you should pair your next grilled cheese with some Macallan? For good measure…

Best Wishes,


fierce MALLY


one hundred and one and a half:


Your sister tells me you are having quite a time of it finding a job. Bummer! The whole visa situation can really be the pits. I studied in London during my junior year of college and have been dying to get back ever since. I wish they had some kind of government-sponsored swap in place—one in, one out. I’m sure plenty of people would love to trade places!

I know the current job market can be really discouraging, and that the hunt for employment can suck your emotions dry. Keep on keeping on. Hard work always pays off and not to get all Pollyanna on you, but where there is a will, there is always a way. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.

All the best,


Sarah Drake (graciously donated–thank you!)



  1. Stephanie says

    Your letter to Greg, a good friend of mine, really warmed my heart. Thanks for doing something so wonderful :)

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