1994-10-04 – “…with his pony pal Pokey, too…”

Gumby & Pokey (Nance letter 10-4-94)
I never did understand why Pokey was so tolerant of Gumby’s jackassery.

Back before email, I was a prolific letter writer. I am fortunate enough to have several friends who were—again before email—both great writers and dedicated correspondents.

One of these friends was (and still is) Nance E. Her letters were so unbelievably great that I kept all of them. Whenever I’d receive one, I’d try to think of new ways to make my replies creative (or at least interesting).

Don’t ask me how I came up with the idea, but I gave one of my letters to Nance a “notable duos” theme and included a drawing of some random, silly pair of characters on each page. Nance was good enough to give me access to this letter, and I was able to scan these drawings (removing the actual letter part was difficult, as I had written the words right up to, and in some cases through, the drawings).

Here’s one of the drawings from that letter.