Dear Mr. @DavidArchie postman

DavidMailDid anyone else see this on their FB feed? Slightly different that the tweet that went out around the same time.

This seemed like more of a “please send David mail, stat!” message. Or maybe that’s just me.

It got me thinking though. Thinking about what it must feel like for David knowing that in less than six months you’ll be home. Wondering how many fans are actually left. Wrestling with decisions about what to do next. Maybe seeing your mail dwindling to a few lonely postcards.

As much as I’d love to, I can’t find an ace mentor for him or line up a label or bankroll his next recording. Heck, I’m not even qualified to cut his hair.

But I can grab a pen and some paper and splash out for a stamp. Even if I just say “Still here, D.  ~ Hasta luego… à bientôt.” That much I can do.

What do you guys think? Am I overreacting?

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19 Responses to Dear Mr. @DavidArchie postman

  1. rooster says:

    you no over react,i send 1 every month,saying still here waiting

  2. I think this is a very important time to stay in touch with David. The time is winding down on his mission and I’m certain he’s trying to figure out what his next move should be. The only real barometer he has for how many fans are still supporting him is his fan mail. “If” he is at all insecure about that, any kind of a greeting would go a long way in letting him know that he still has a fanbase to come home to and it could very possibly effect his career decisions.

    I have been sending him something every month since the start of his 2nd year. My purpose is to keep it lighthearted and to let him know I haven’t deserted him. I’ll never know for sure how he feels about my communications, but it makes me feel good to let him know I will still be here when he returns! 😀

  3. I send something every month. Most recently I saw the cutest card with a picture of a squirrel and sent it on behalf of Almond and New York. (Memory type things) Sometimes it’s a Postcard from Iowa or wherever I travel. Most messages are brief Greetings and yes that we are here. …AND WILL BE!!
    DIDN’T EVEN THINK THE Message was a hint but what do I know!!

  4. oops Didn’t mean to Yell!!

  5. Tina says:

    For some reason this post doesn’t show up when I just go to the main page but it does when I click on the direct link from your tweet? LOL so mysterious. Anyway.

    I must admit that I had not sent David any mail at all since he left until about a month ago. I wasn’t sure what to say (because I’m HORRIBLE at talking to him lol) and I felt like he probably wanted to focus on the mission? So I felt awkward about being all, hey David think about me for a while! ha. But finally I decided I needed to send something just to say I’m still here so I did. And, as expected, I was awkward. Good times.

    Now that I broke the ice, maybe I’ll send a few more awkward postcards before he comes back. 😉

  6. Charlotte says:

    I’ve been sending something everytime Kari’s mentioned getting a mailing ready this year. Sent off an envelope with Christmas and birthday cards in it just before this last mailing to make sure he got them in time. I know he knows we’re thinking of him. I’m sure Kari’s been keeping him posted on our craziness 😉

  7. Charlotte says:

    Plus, I know he’ll love the birthday book we’re putting together for him. He loved last year’s 🙂

  8. Archugeezer says:

    I have mentioned before that I send one small and cheesy homemade postcard every month, with a very short supportive message. Obviously, I’m not the only one sending messages—hooray for the rest of you! And I am convinced it is a good thing to do.

    If David ever lets himself have moments to wonder what will happen with his career when he comes home, our positive communication with him matters. I have yet to see a missionary come back to “real life” after two years of constant teaching and service without experiencing some apprehension and awkwardness at first. The reassurance that he still has fans who listen to his music and are excited to see him in concert again will certainly help him through that “transition phase.”

    Temporarily awkward or not, he will be the same singularly talented (and handsome) David we love; but we will see added maturity, honed leadership skills, and more confidence. When all that merges with his return to music—BAM! We’d best be ready.

  9. missbianca says:

    I looked at the messages on FB and twitter. Kari’s tweet assumed you knew the address (or knew that it’s on the OS) but I couldn’t find his fan mail address anywhere on his Facebook! So maybe that’s why the tone is different? It sounds very matter of fact, not desperate to me. It would be cool if it got David a few extra cards from around the world!

    I have several unsent postcards, including a “bigfoot” one I found on our recent trip to the Olympic Penninsula. Didn’t he say he liked cryptozoology at one point? Or should I send the banana slug because how random is that?

  10. emmegirl14 says:

    On it! 🙂

  11. BellaGoGetter says:

    That top postcard in the pic from Kari is from me. I try to send D one each month to let him know that we miss him and can’t wait for him to come home. I don’t post much on these websites, but I am on twitter for trending, etc. Any way to show support is all good, I’m sure he likes to get mail from fans.

  12. peppertara says:

    Gee, kudos to all those sending a note to him every month. I’m sure David appreciates every one he gets. Actually a reminder to me to send off another card, etc before the next batch goes out to him. I have sent David a few postcards and a couple of cards since he left but not every month like some faithful souls! How many postcards with a big “Vancouver” splashed across the front can I send him? Will send something different next time I think. 🙂
    Don’t know if you are over reacting TOfan about the mail or not but certainly is a nice and loyal gesture to send off a note to Dear David.
    “As much as I’d love to, I can’t find an ace mentor for him or line up a label or bankroll his next recording. (me either, wish I could) Heck, I’m not even qualified to cut his hair.” Ha, well, no worries….we want him to grow his hair out anyway. 🙂
    Oh and that sidebar pic up top with that caption….LOL. Thanks for the laugh!

  13. davidarchiefan4life says:

    I did notice that last winter Kari said she was only planning to send mail every two months but now it is every month. It is probably only natural that mail would die off over time but what Jonerz and Archugeezer said really hit home. I will send him a postcard today. (Like Tina, I struggle with what to say!)

  14. I’ve sent a postcard every couple months. I usually tell David a dog joke since he told us about his missionary friend being chased by stray dogs while the friend was on his mission in Chile! lol Planning to send a postcard every month until David returns . . . well, probably even after he returns! 😀

  15. sweetonda says:

    Like peppertara, I’ve sent some postcards and a few cards, but not every month. I keep thinking about the small amount of time he has to himself and wonder how he gets all his mail read, but I also know it’s important that he knows we are here and very much looking forward to his return. I’ll probably start sending something every month now until he returns home, or at least through February. Not sure if he would get anything after that until he is home because of the time it takes to get a package to him, but that would be okay too!

    BellaGoGetter, how fun to see the card you sent in that picture!

  16. TOfan says:

    We interrupt regularly scheduled programming so I can FREEEEEEAAAAAAKKKK OUUUTTTT!!!!!!

    excited

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