what happens when I open this somewhat big mouth of mine! Last Tuesday, I had undergone a sleep study, where I’m monitored while sleeping. Initially, I get ‘hooked up’ to an EKG, EEG & other initialed tests with wires being attached to my head (my brown hair being a mild nuisance). As this was occurring I had the room’s TV set on, I switched the station to our local PBS station (soooo love PBS!!!) where “American Masters” was about to begin. Very cool, I wondered to myself, who’ll be featured. An author, by the name of J. D. Salinger–sadly, I never heard of him [I know, I know, I aiming to be a writer, yet, I don’t of Salinger?? Shame on me!! Well. . .]. The technician who was attending these wires, stated that Salinger was a favorite of hers. It was mentioned on the program that Salinger wrote “The Catcher in the Rye”. I did hear of the book, but never read it[how DID I graduate from high school without knowing the American literary classics, is truly unknown to me!!!]. I made a note to buy and read this book, and I stated this to the techie. We both watched the program until she was finished ‘wiring me up’. The next morning, I left the facility, not thinking too much, but getting home.
Yesterday, I received an unexpected package. I recognized the address as being the sleep lab, but nothing more. So, opened the package, torn onto the lovely blue tissue paper, covered comical cartoon owl stickers, and found a ‘library’ of Salinger’s works!!! The techie gal sent them!!! Just today, sent off a ‘thank-you’card to her.