A funny/sad story


   Just wanted to let you know I dropped in on your Kristy McNichol page, 
and it is outstanding. It's been quite a while since I'd seen her, and I'd 
forgotten just how cute she really is (it's those eyes...)  BTW, she was my 
"first crush".

    Thought I'd share a funny/sad story with you.  When I was about 14, and 
head over heels in love with her, I hit upon a great plan.  I'd call her.  At 
home. The only problem was (of course) that I didn't have her home number.

    I figured she had an unlisted number, so what I wanted was a list of the 
unlisted numbers for Sherman Oaks, where she lived at the time.  So I got 
a Sherman Oaks (and surrounding communities) phone book, and several hundred 
sheets of paper.  I then started putting all the numbers on the sheets of 
paper in numerical order.  It was quite simple in theory.  When I got done, 
the "spaces" between listed numbers would be, by definition, the unlisted 
numbers.  Then all I had to do was to call the unlisted numbers, until I 
found hers.

   I got about halfway through "W", when she was on the "Mike Douglas Show", 
and I heard her say she had just moved to a new house, in Malibu if I 
remember correctly.  I wanted to die, right then and there.