Dear Dr. Seuss,
I know you are gone now but I remember you as if you were still here today. I know I never actually met you, but when I read your books I have ideas of what you were like. I love your book The Foot Book.
When I was young, young enough not to remember a lot about that time, my parents got divorced. It was kind of hard on me, and at the same time I did not understand what was going on. I still visited my dad on the weekends sometimes, until once he stopped coming to get me. I sat on the porch in front of my mom's boyfriend's house for long periods of time waiting for him to come, he never came.
I know it was hard on the rest of my family too, especially my mom. She had to work two jobs to make up for the money my dad wasn't making because he did not have a job. He spent his money at anonymous places and wasn't home a lot.
Your book was one of the few that I had. I am older now, but I am still able to read that book to my little brother with pride. Now my mom's boyfriend is her husband and life is good for us all. I still remember "the hard times" as much as I remember "the good times".
My point is that you helped me through that time whether you know that or not. That book was read to me a million times, I swear. It taught me that of all the people in the world, every one of them, is different. My opinion of my dad then was that he was a bad person. The book talking about differences made me realize how many good and bad people there are in this world, and yet there's more good in it than bad, you just have to look hard enough.
Just so you know, life with my new official dad is really good. He adopted me as his own and I took his last name with the biggest smile around. So I need to thank you for your book, without it I would never have as good of a life as I do today "Thank You"