At some point, on the back of an envelope, he wrote, "Mailman, Mailman/Do your duty/Take this letter/To my California cutie." I think that was copied from a popular song. But it started our envelope meme. From then on, many letters, back and forth, had Mailman, Mailman sayings. He was a huge Giant fan and I was raised a true, blue Dodger fan. Consequently many of our little ditties related to the Dodgers or Giants.
So today I share with you some of his baseball envelope writings. If you don't follow baseball and/or you aren't as old (or easily amused) as I am, you may not find them as fun as I still do. Sadly my own creative endeavors are lost to eternity and so can't be included here.
Mailman, Mailman / "Ah swhar" I'm not in heaven, / And "Dat Da Ting" the Giants / Aren't ahead by seven
Mailman, Mailman / Vida has gained instant fame / And more than that / He won the all star game!
Mailman, Mailman / Don't be a goon / Dispel this nonsense / About a "June Swoon"
Mailman, Mailman / The Giants aren't made of taffy / (Even though their lead has / Sunk to five-and-a-halfy.)
Mailman, Mailman / Vida's throwin' tonight / "Dat da ting - / Dat's not a welcome sight
Mailman, Mailman / Sue's so light, she's an airy gal / It's because she spends all her time / Hating Juan Derful (he noted he couldn't bring himself to actually write the true rhyme)
Mailman, Mailman / I think it's neato / That Leferver and Wells / Are not as good as Speier and Tito
Mailman, Mailnam / He'll knock you off your feets / Good catcher, better hitter and he's named / Dick Dietz
Mailman, Mailman / Well you take this to Sue maybe? / And tell her when the Giants come to town / It's Bye Bye Baby