The CB's ClaySchatz received a huge surprise in her mail yesterday. Here's what she posted to the Clayboard last night:
I received a huge Clay-surprise in the mail today. Indulge me if you would, please:
Several years ago, right after American Idol 2 as the contestants were touring, I sent Clay a letter, telling him how much I loved his singing and how much my aging mother enjoyed his performances on AI. She is German like me, doesn’t speak any English, but she always recognized him and said that the “tall cute teacher” had the best voice of all.
Anyways, I sent along 4 large pictures I had printed off my computer for him to sign (at his leisure) which I was going to share with my mom. I enclosed a self-addressed envelope and sent it to his mom’s house, where he still officially lived at that time.
Well guess what? The signed Clay-Photos came in the mail today, and they are without a doubt his signatures. Imagine the surprise when I saw that envelope in the mail with my handwriting on it and with a Raleigh, NC return address.
Could this day get any better? I don’t think so. The sad part is that my mom passed away 1 year ago, but I know she’s smiling up there and thanking Clay for taking the time to make a fan happy.
As I look at the pictures now, I am a little embarrassed because they are not the very best quality, there are much better pictures floating around now, and I am much more computer-literate (thanks to Clay). He probably laughed when he saw them, but he signed them nevertheless