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Posted by Nancy R

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      I work at a puppetry center and museum, and a Beatle fan visited last week.  She saw the Beatle puppets we have on display, and she said she was a huge Beatles fan, since she was 12 years  old when the Beatles first came to  America,  and that George was her favorite.   I told her I was a big fan as well, and also a big fan of Paul's music after the Beatles as well, and also a fan of Linda, and that Paul was my favorite.

      She asked me if I would like to  see a letter George Harrison's father wrote her, in 1965, in response to  a fan letter she had written.   (She got the address from a British fan she had corresponded with, who  lived almost across the street from the Harrison home.)

      She had the letter framed, and happened to  have it in the trunk of her car, she was on her way to  show it to  a friend of hers, and she asked me if I'd like to see it, and of course said, yes! 

      I was very touched in reading it.  Mr. Harrison wrote a very nice letter, a full page, handwritten.   He said he appreciated her writing, and that "George is busy in the studio making records.  All of the boys are good boys who love their fans, and love people, very much."   He also told her not to be angry at her parents for not letting her go to a Beatles concert, that "they love you and only want the best for you." and  that there would be other concerts in the future.   He told her that George's mum was out  having her weekly hair appointment, but she asked him to send her greetings as well.     He enclosed a Beatle pin and ribbon. 

      Thought it was really nice of Mr. Harrison to personally answer a letter from a 13 year old girl from a little town in Illinois outside Chicago.    Shows he had a good heart, and was proud of his son's accomplishments, and wanted to be very kind to George's fans.   I've heard Louise (George's sister) was always kind to fans as well.   I think George would have wanted that. 

      The world is a much difference place than it was in 1965, especially since John's tragic end, but it's comforting to know there was a time when the families of the Beatles were able to personally send kind messages such as this one.   I've heard of Paul's father and Ringo's mother writing kind letters as well.     Aunt Mimi wrote fans too.

      Anyway, just wanted to share this lady's story of the letter she received, thought it was lovely, and can see why she had it framed

        LadyLeslie wrote:

        I work at a puppetry center and museum, and a Beatle fan visited last week.  She saw the Beatle puppets we have on display, and she said she was a huge Beatles fan, since she was 12 years  old when the Beatles first came to  America,  and that George was her favorite.   I told her I was a big fan as well, and also a big fan of Paul's music after the Beatles as well, and also a fan of Linda, and that Paul was my favorite.

        She asked me if I would like to  see a letter George Harrison's father wrote her, in 1965, in response to  a fan letter she had written.   (She got the address from a British fan she had corresponded with, who  lived almost across the street from the Harrison home.)

        She had the letter framed, and happened to  have it in the trunk of her car, she was on her way to  show it to  a friend of hers, and she asked me if I'd like to see it, and of course said, yes! 

        I was very touched in reading it.  Mr. Harrison wrote a very nice letter, a full page, handwritten.   He said he appreciated her writing, and that "George is busy in the studio making records.  All of the boys are good boys who love their fans, and love people, very much."   He also told her not to be angry at her parents for not letting her go to a Beatles concert, that "they love you and only want the best for you." and  that there would be other concerts in the future.   He told her that George's mum was out  having her weekly hair appointment, but she asked him to send her greetings as well.     He enclosed a Beatle pin and ribbon. 

        Thought it was really nice of Mr. Harrison to personally answer a letter from a 13 year old girl from a little town in Illinois outside Chicago.    Shows he had a good heart, and was proud of his son's accomplishments, and wanted to be very kind to George's fans.   I've heard Louise (George's sister) was always kind to fans as well.   I think George would have wanted that. 

        The world is a much difference place than it was in 1965, especially since John's tragic end, but it's comforting to know there was a time when the families of the Beatles were able to personally send kind messages such as this one.   I've heard of Paul's father and Ringo's mother writing kind letters as well.     Aunt Mimi wrote fans too.

        Anyway, just wanted to share this lady's story of the letter she received, thought it was lovely, and can see why she had it framed

        What a sweet story, enjoyed reading it! The BeaTles had such a deep effect on people...and still do! 🎶💝

          LadyLeslie wrote:

          I work at a puppetry center and museum, and a Beatle fan visited last week.  She saw the Beatle puppets we have on display, and she said she was a huge Beatles fan, since she was 12 years  old when the Beatles first came to  America,  and that George was her favorite.   I told her I was a big fan as well, and also a big fan of Paul's music after the Beatles as well, and also a fan of Linda, and that Paul was my favorite.

          She asked me if I would like to  see a letter George Harrison's father wrote her, in 1965, in response to  a fan letter she had written.   (She got the address from a British fan she had corresponded with, who  lived almost across the street from the Harrison home.)

          She had the letter framed, and happened to  have it in the trunk of her car, she was on her way to  show it to  a friend of hers, and she asked me if I'd like to see it, and of course said, yes! 

          I was very touched in reading it.  Mr. Harrison wrote a very nice letter, a full page, handwritten.   He said he appreciated her writing, and that "George is busy in the studio making records.  All of the boys are good boys who love their fans, and love people, very much."   He also told her not to be angry at her parents for not letting her go to a Beatles concert, that "they love you and only want the best for you." and  that there would be other concerts in the future.   He told her that George's mum was out  having her weekly hair appointment, but she asked him to send her greetings as well.     He enclosed a Beatle pin and ribbon. 

          Thought it was really nice of Mr. Harrison to personally answer a letter from a 13 year old girl from a little town in Illinois outside Chicago.    Shows he had a good heart, and was proud of his son's accomplishments, and wanted to be very kind to George's fans.   I've heard Louise (George's sister) was always kind to fans as well.   I think George would have wanted that. 

          The world is a much difference place than it was in 1965, especially since John's tragic end, but it's comforting to know there was a time when the families of the Beatles were able to personally send kind messages such as this one.   I've heard of Paul's father and Ringo's mother writing kind letters as well.     Aunt Mimi wrote fans too.

          Anyway, just wanted to share this lady's story of the letter she received, thought it was lovely, and can see why she had it framed

          I probably already told you this, and/or mentioned it on here, but in 1968 when I was 13 I wrote to several Beatles-related people and Maureen Starkey was the only one to answer. Will have to take a pic of the letter and whenever I get Photobucket back (it's out nearly 4 weeks now!) will post it.

            Nancy R wrote:

            LadyLeslie wrote:

            I work at a puppetry center and museum, and a Beatle fan visited last week.  She saw the Beatle puppets we have on display, and she said she was a huge Beatles fan, since she was 12 years  old when the Beatles first came to  America,  and that George was her favorite.   I told her I was a big fan as well, and also a big fan of Paul's music after the Beatles as well, and also a fan of Linda, and that Paul was my favorite.

            She asked me if I would like to  see a letter George Harrison's father wrote her, in 1965, in response to  a fan letter she had written.   (She got the address from a British fan she had corresponded with, who  lived almost across the street from the Harrison home.)

            She had the letter framed, and happened to  have it in the trunk of her car, she was on her way to  show it to  a friend of hers, and she asked me if I'd like to see it, and of course said, yes! 

            I was very touched in reading it.  Mr. Harrison wrote a very nice letter, a full page, handwritten.   He said he appreciated her writing, and that "George is busy in the studio making records.  All of the boys are good boys who love their fans, and love people, very much."   He also told her not to be angry at her parents for not letting her go to a Beatles concert, that "they love you and only want the best for you." and  that there would be other concerts in the future.   He told her that George's mum was out  having her weekly hair appointment, but she asked him to send her greetings as well.     He enclosed a Beatle pin and ribbon. 

            Thought it was really nice of Mr. Harrison to personally answer a letter from a 13 year old girl from a little town in Illinois outside Chicago.    Shows he had a good heart, and was proud of his son's accomplishments, and wanted to be very kind to George's fans.   I've heard Louise (George's sister) was always kind to fans as well.   I think George would have wanted that. 

            The world is a much difference place than it was in 1965, especially since John's tragic end, but it's comforting to know there was a time when the families of the Beatles were able to personally send kind messages such as this one.   I've heard of Paul's father and Ringo's mother writing kind letters as well.     Aunt Mimi wrote fans too.

            Anyway, just wanted to share this lady's story of the letter she received, thought it was lovely, and can see why she had it framed

            I probably already told you this, and/or mentioned it on here, but in 1968 when I was 13 I wrote to several Beatles-related people and Maureen Starkey was the only one to answer. Will have to take a pic of the letter and whenever I get Photobucket back (it's out nearly 4 weeks now!) will post it.

            That's great you heard from Maureen!   I think in 1966 with the tour burnout and all, the Beatles (and possibly their families) stepped back from the fan interaction they had a few years previous, that may be why they didn't respond to as many fan letters as they once had.  

            I thought of you when I read the part in George's father's letter where he wrote her not to be angry at her parents for not letting her go to a Beatles concert, that "they love you and only want the best for you." and  that there would be other concerts in the future.   I remember you saying how disappointed you were that you weren't able to go to a Beatles concert, and your mother saying "There's always next year.."   Sadly there wasn't a next year... for touring that is.    Wish there was a time machine that we could travel in back to 1965! 

             

              LadyLeslie wrote:

              Nancy R wrote:
              LadyLeslie wrote:

              I work at a puppetry center and museum, and a Beatle fan visited last week.  She saw the Beatle puppets we have on display, and she said she was a huge Beatles fan, since she was 12 years  old when the Beatles first came to  America,  and that George was her favorite.   I told her I was a big fan as well, and also a big fan of Paul's music after the Beatles as well, and also a fan of Linda, and that Paul was my favorite.

              She asked me if I would like to  see a letter George Harrison's father wrote her, in 1965, in response to  a fan letter she had written.   (She got the address from a British fan she had corresponded with, who  lived almost across the street from the Harrison home.)

              She had the letter framed, and happened to  have it in the trunk of her car, she was on her way to  show it to  a friend of hers, and she asked me if I'd like to see it, and of course said, yes! 

              I was very touched in reading it.  Mr. Harrison wrote a very nice letter, a full page, handwritten.   He said he appreciated her writing, and that "George is busy in the studio making records.  All of the boys are good boys who love their fans, and love people, very much."   He also told her not to be angry at her parents for not letting her go to a Beatles concert, that "they love you and only want the best for you." and  that there would be other concerts in the future.   He told her that George's mum was out  having her weekly hair appointment, but she asked him to send her greetings as well.     He enclosed a Beatle pin and ribbon. 

              Thought it was really nice of Mr. Harrison to personally answer a letter from a 13 year old girl from a little town in Illinois outside Chicago.    Shows he had a good heart, and was proud of his son's accomplishments, and wanted to be very kind to George's fans.   I've heard Louise (George's sister) was always kind to fans as well.   I think George would have wanted that. 

              The world is a much difference place than it was in 1965, especially since John's tragic end, but it's comforting to know there was a time when the families of the Beatles were able to personally send kind messages such as this one.   I've heard of Paul's father and Ringo's mother writing kind letters as well.     Aunt Mimi wrote fans too.

              Anyway, just wanted to share this lady's story of the letter she received, thought it was lovely, and can see why she had it framed

              I probably already told you this, and/or mentioned it on here, but in 1968 when I was 13 I wrote to several Beatles-related people and Maureen Starkey was the only one to answer. Will have to take a pic of the letter and whenever I get Photobucket back (it's out nearly 4 weeks now!) will post it.

              That's great you heard from Maureen!   I think in 1966 with the tour burnout and all, the Beatles (and possibly their families) stepped back from the fan interaction they had a few years previous, that may be why they didn't respond to as many fan letters as they once had.  

              I thought of you when I read the part in George's father's letter where he wrote her not to be angry at her parents for not letting her go to a Beatles concert, that "they love you and only want the best for you." and  that there would be other concerts in the future.   I remember you saying how disappointed you were that you weren't able to go to a Beatles concert, and your mother saying "There's always next year.."   Sadly there wasn't a next year... for touring that is.    Wish there was a time machine that we could travel in back to 1965! 

               

              For me, the time machine would have to go to 1966. The Beatles played in Cleveland (Public Hall) in 1964 and the only other time was 1966 at Cleveland Stadium. I could swoop in and take my 11 year old self to the concert! 😂

              Actually, what my mom said was "We'll go next year." Of course none of us dreamed that they would quit touring after 1966!