( Illustration by Linda Davick © 2009 )
I came across a funny blog post from professional illustrator Linda Davick today who confused her Mom by sending her a Presto Mail that said to enjoy her “Big Sunday Paper” — the only problem being that the Presto Mail was delivered on Saturday. Sounds like a small error, but apparently it caused her Mom to wonder what day it was, and/or if she lost a Presto Mail from the day before. You can read the blog yourself here: [click here]
This brings up an interesting aspect of communication with our parents. In my case, I try and create a month's worth of email at a time for my mother-in-law and my father. What I do is sit down on a Sunday evening, and export a bunch of recent, relevant photos from my iPhoto library into a folder on my desktop. Then using the PrestoConnect account manager web site, I create and schedule a new email top be delivered each day for the next month to my mom-in-law and dad. It is a tremendous time saver and is like crack cocaine for them: receiving something interesting from their son, or son-in-law EVERY DAY!
The interesting problem arises when I receive a phone call back from my Dad saying, "Hey Pete, I got the photo and wasn't that incredible the way the…” Well, he goes on referencing something HE thinks I sent a few hours ago when in reality I sent it a MONTH ago and have no idea what he is referring to. So it has become a bit of a game for me to try and interpret his words and try to remember what I scheduled for delivery that day without being caught that these were “batched” a month ago.
By the way, Linda Davick's illustration style is light, funny and engaging. See for yourself: [Linda Davick Website]