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October 23, 2007 |
For some reason or other I have just discovered the link to Mrs. Sundberg in your weekly emails concerning the upcoming shows. She seems too good to be true and I am wondering if she is a real person, or are you writing these comments and stories? The woman seems like she could be coming right from your homespun heart. If she truly is real, tell her I wish she was my Mom.
This is what happens when a man gets a reputation for creating fictions people question every shred of reality around him. Well, I'm deeply honored that you think I could be writing Mrs. Sundberg's columns, but no, she is a real live person who lives in a small town in Minnesota, and if she seems too good to be true, well, the same could be said for a lot of Lutherans. We allowed her to take a pen name so that her kids wouldn't know she was talking about them, and I suppose that's all I should say.