MIKE CAIN: You are my first commenter on this blog. Thank you. I can’t think of a better person to do me the honour. Thank you for the Christmas and New Year’s greetings – I send them to you and your family as well.
FRAN TREMBLAY: Thank you for your prayers. Yes, it is not much fun being so far away from home and loved ones and being sick and in prison. I twas (for me) the longest day of my life. Although, I’ve got to say that the authorities here did their best to soften the day with good food, good activities, and just by easing up on the ridiculous rules for a day.
JAMES: Thanks for your letter; but if you want to read the “True” story you have to order the real book on us, titled “This Bank Robber’s Life” authored by Yours Truly and selling on this blog and at bookstores all over the Ottawa area. Also at Capone’s Restaurant on Carling Avenue – they cater to the mob. In my book I describe exactly how I robbed banks!
TARA: I love hearing from you. Sorry about your dad. But he’ll be okay, now that he’s back on Canadian soil. Stay in touch with me, Tara. Tell your dad I wish him well. I feel responsible for what happened to him.
ANNE MURPHY: I know who you are! You were the most beautiful girl in town when you were growing up in teh 50s and 60s – and the nicest person! I’m honoured to hear from you. I hope that you are in touch with your dad! Your mom was the nicest woman and my mom’s best friend and neighbour for years in Stittsville.
[Note to all: Paddy loves comments and feedback and will try to respond to every comment left on his blog. However, he does not have access to the Internet in prison. Your comments are printed out and mailed to him, and he sends his responses by mail to friends in Ottawa who then post them on the blog. He asks for your patience and understanding about the unavoidable delays.]