Feeling rather dreary while waiting in the post office line for two hours, I got an email out of the blue with this message: “I’m a history student in West Yorkshire in England and I just wanted to tell you I loved your book. I quoted you several times as a secondary source for my essay and presentation in my module of Community & Identity in the Later Middle Ages. I loved the strong women you portrayed like Margery Kempe, Margaret Paston, and Margaret Beaufort.”
What a lovely lagniappe! Suddenly, that post office line didn’t seem so daunting.