When I hit send on my July 23 e-mail to Alice Martin, I figured that was the last I would ever hear of it.
Actually, I figured I would get one of those "not received" messages in my in-box because I had no idea if I had the correct e-mail address or not.
When a "not received" message did not appear within three or four minutes, I figured, "Hmm, maybe I did have the right address." Still, I never dreamed that Queen Alice Martin Her Ownself (QAMHO) would respond.
When I checked my in-box three days later and saw a reply from "Alice," I thought, "Did someone sign me up for the Alice Cooper Fan Club?"
Upon seeing that it was QAMHO, and not one of my favorite '70s theatrical rockers, I almost fell off my chair. If I'd had a mouthful of Slurpee, I would have spewed it across the room.
Here is the Queen's reply:
From: Alice Martin:
To: Roger Shuler
Sent: July 25, 2007
Dear Mr. Shuler:
Your letter of June 14th was referred to Postal Inspector Supervisor John Koperniak for review on July 5. His contact information is:
Mr. John Koperniak
Postal Inspector/Domicile Coordinator
U. S. Postal Inspection Service
P. O. Box 2767
Birmingham, AL 35202-2767
(To be continued)