Jay Stevens

October 9, 1998

Post #754 – 19981009

Dear DP,

Well, I finally did it. I shucked off San Francisco and headed the wagon train Eastward. I am now in the advanced stages on buying a house in the Hudon Valley, having also shucked off Hoboken . I went into the A&P Sav-A-Center last night that will soon be my local grocery store and was stopped dead in my tracks.

These are not my people.

All these years I had thought of your descriptions of your (our, *MY*) neighbors as scratching, pest ridden subhumans to be quaint exaggeration. Was it too many years of literary theory that encouraged me to never take a text at face value? I never thought you really meant it.

What the heck do I do now?

Daniel replies:

Thanks for reminding me that it hasn't spread to the rest of the country. (Yet). Welcome to Dogpatch.