This letter is adressed "Dear Friend" and then goes on to say that "you do not know me. I am a dweller on a road." Fans around the world felt a kinship to Grayson through reading his books. Isaac Petterson is "something of a farmer myself" and he thinks about Grayson's farm often. People would write to Grayson in part to convey thier "true appreciaiton" of Grayson but they also would write as if they were updating a friend about their life.