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  • e was 13 years old.

  • I want to be a cartoonist, and I wrote a fan letter to Charles.

  • Schulz sent him some of my cartoons.

  • He wrote back the most wonderful and personal letter, not a form letter.

  • It was really a letter from him.

  • And he was encouraging about my cartoons and unsolicited enclosed a original Peanuts daily signed and which, of course, I still treasure to this day.

  • Fade out.

  • I'm about 13 years old.

  • Fade in.

  • It's 25 years later.

  • Something like that.

  • Maybe more.

  • I'm hired by United Features to fly up to Santa Rosa and interview him for a video that's going to accompany a museum tour for peanuts.

  • 35th anniversary.

  • So I've never met him before.

  • My wife was with me.

  • We're very excited to meet him.

  • He couldn't have been nicer.

  • And I told him that story he jumped out of his chair is what we've got to get you something more recent than that and ran over and found a Sunday page and signed a Sunday page toe.

  • Alison me on Lee.

  • This time he signed it, Sparky, A sign of friendship, which, of course, icing on the cake.

  • Yeah, Mhm.

e was 13 years old.

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