Fisher’s Letter to Mom

My grandson Fisher, granddaughter Livi and Fisher’s friend Miller were riding in my daughter Tovi’s car earlier this week.  This weekend, Tovi and her crew had decided to come to Richmond to visit Mom and us. However, because Fisher had a soccer game and a birthday party, he would stay back in Wilmington with my youngest daughter, Lissi.

Fisher said, “Mom, since I’m not going to Richmond with you can I send a letter to Helen?”

Tovi answered, “Sure, gram-ma loves when you guys write her. What would you like it to say in your letter?”

He said, “I’ll put in one of my class pictures and will say, Dear Helen, I am broke. Love, Fisher.”

After the laughter stopped, Tovi asked, “Why do you want to write that?’

Fisher said, “Helen always tells me I’m her favorite and if I ever need anything, that she owns everything, so just ask for it and it’s mine.”

Miller said, ‘’Cool, then ask for a million dollars!”

Tovi, “Do you want me to deliver your letter in person or mail it?”

Fisher, “Mail it, mom. Helen loves to get mail.”

The rest of the discussion in the backseat revolved around wishing that they had a Time Machine right now so they could jump forward to see if Fisher really got the million or not. And, if he did, what did he spend it on.

If I had been in the car I would have gone straight to the nearest FedEx, with the letter … overnight delivery guaranteed. Sure, it may cost a little more, but who cares with all the money Fisher will be getting.

About Tom Laughon

Tom Laughon (Pronounced Lawn) is President of Catch Your Limit, an organization whose sole purpose is to guide and grow leaders. His journey from lead singer in a rock-n-roll band, to a successful career in marketing & advertising to consultant, strategist, keynote speaker, facilitator, professor and writer is a fascinating one. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Tom and his team guide organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to national associations, to "catch their limit" in areas such as leadership development, creativity, innovation, teaming and transformational change. His commitment to "practice what he preaches" has made Catch Your Limit a petri dish for round-the-clock discovery and learning. The firm's brand reflects Tom's personal brand: Fun, Inspirational, Strategic & Hot!

2 responses »

  1. Sounds like Fisher definitely has some Laughon in him!

    Keep them coming, Tom. I have definitely enjoyed reading your accounts of the family adventures!



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