[at-l] male

RockDancer rockdancer97 at comcast.net
Mon Aug 27 16:39:52 CDT 2012

That's pretty amazing and once again the vortex seems to be just around you.
No similar stories, although I have a nice one.

In November, 1997 I mailed a package from Gorham, NH to Goldthumb who was
now on the flip to a road crossing in NY to finish his thruhike. To
encourage him I sent a care package with a beer, $20 and a dirty magazine to
cheer him up. When I saw him in the Winter, after he finished, I sort of
expected a big Thanks, but nothing. I let it ride. Three months later (now 6
months after mailing) the office at Harpers Ferry gets a call from the
Gorham PO asking if they can identify a hiker named RockDancer. (That was
all I wrote on the return address.) Sure thing I get the box returned to me
with everything intact. Now after 9-11 I wouldn't get away with just putting
a trailname down. But I was a bit awed at the extra effort the folks at
Gorham took to find me and return the package. --RD

-----Original Message-----
From: at-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:at-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On
Behalf Of Felix J
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 5:24 PM
To: at-l
Subject: [at-l] male

all right....here's a sad little funny story for you. Nov 14, 1998.
Waynsboro, VA.  A buddy of mine picks me up at the motel I stayed in and
took me to the post office and then to Weasie's for breakfast. I ordered
breakfast and opened my mail.  sometime between pancakes and hashbrowns I
realize that there was a package missing. It was the package with my VA
maps, a fleece hat and my winter gloves. As these were all items I
definitely wanted to have with me I had my friend take me back to the post
office after we were done eating.

I go back in the post office, roughly 45 minutes after i was there the first
time, and talked to the same man...who made me show ID again and all that.
He goes back to where ever it is they go to get stuff....and, got more
stuff! The new stuff STILL did not include the only package I really
wanted...my gloves, hat and maps.

SEPTEMBER of 1999....I get returned mail...FROM WAYNESBORO, VA!  My maps,
hat and gloves found their way back to my house 10 months after they left.
This raises lots of questions for me.

Move forward to September 2011. The woman I was married to at the time,
Pilot, was thru-hiking the AT. On September 12,
2011 I mailed maps and AWOL guide pages to Waynesboro, VA for her. The
package got there on 9/15. She was due there 9/18.

August 27th, 2012...I get returned mail...FROM WAYNESBORO, VA...her maps and
guide pages. so, another package that sat in the Waynesboro, VA post office
for 10 or 11 months. This raises lots of questions for me again.

Felix J. McGillicuddy
ME-->GA '98
"Your Move"
ALT '03 KT '03


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