In The Beginning…
The photo is Christmas, 1978.
The young woman wearing the mitten is my mother, Sue.
Pennie and I are 20 years old.
The T-shirt was a Christmas gift, a way for me to advertise Daybeak,
my recorded daily message available to anyone who called 258-7700.
Every time I had fifteen dollars I'd run a 2-line ad in The Thrifty Nickel,
a little paper they gave away for free in convenience stores and laundromats.
“Take a break in your day. Dial Daybreak, 258-7700.”
Daybreak was the first iteration of what would later become the Monday Morning Memo and the Wizard of Ads trilogy of bestsellers and it served as the philosophical training ground for what would later become the Wizard Academy curricula.
It's funny how things work out, isn't it?
Roy H. Williams
PS – Afikomin
can also be spelled Afikoman or Afikomen