(Looking back on that post, I desperately want to revisit this costume and make him a new/better mask. Focus, Jen, focus...)
Ahem. So, a while later (and a million years ago) we got a super sweet e-mail from reader Rebecca H. We'd already had several inquiries about the cane, but this one in particular really grabbed John.
Next thing I knew, he was packing it up to send to her as a surprise.
John's like that. Since he's in charge of e-mail he sees all your stories first, and even talks to quite a few of you*. One time John ordered a certain wedding cake topper for a CW reader, because the company didn't ship to their country. He had the topper sent to us, and then re-shipped it internationally. Another time he gave away our DSLR to a fan who was coming to Disney, but couldn't afford a nice camera. And that's just the stuff I know about. ;) He's a good egg.
[*I'll never forget this one time when we were having load issues over on CW. John asked the reader who'd alerted us to the problem if he could call her to test a fix. I was in the room when he made the call, and the squealing on the other end when he said, "Hi, this is John from Cake Wrecks," was adorable.]
Anyway, I was surprised John was willing to part with his cane, since he'd been so proud of his carving on it.
In the end, though, I think it was a wise decision:
Thanks for giving the flamingo cane its proper home, Rebecca - your Alice completely rocks it!