Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thanks for the memories, Bob!

From a letter postmarked July 2, 1971:

Of course the Bob in question is Mr. Wilkins, who passed away last weekend. Faithful readers will recall that our own Willard Biscuit was the name that young yawndave submitted to Creature Features' "Last Man on Earth" contest. Bob was cool enough to enclose 6 free movie passes with this letter.

Somewhere, deeper in the bowels of the archives than The Grasshopper cares to dig , is Bob's congratulatory note for winning the contest. It was almost anti-climatic; a hastily-scribbled "Dave, You Won! Yeah!", written on his very own "From the desk of Bob Wilkins" notepaper. The schwag for winning was anticlimatic as well, only 2 free passes. Ah, but basking in the glory of having my name announced by the Bay Area's Weekend Horror Host on TV? Priceless.