Hey, i am a portuguese girl and my name is Inês. I'm in love with the Beatles and Monty Python.
Laurel Sercombe works as an archivist in the University of Washington’s Department of Ethnomusicology. But in 1964 she was a kid growing up in the Los Angeles area. She told about a prized possession she had: a cigarette butt smoked by George Harrison.
'My girlfriend and I were both going to marry Paul, but I was a kind person, and so she got Paul, and I took George Harrison. In 1964, a Los Angeles disc jockey gave out the Beatles' home addresses.' My best friend wrote to Louise Harrison, his mom, to ask for a memento. She also enclosed a self-addressed envelope with international postage coupons.
'To my surprise, I received a letter from Louise ('Thanks for a warm and friendly letter. I feel as I want nothing so much as to come to California and visit you all …'). In addition, she sent me a Marlboro cigarette butt, wrapped in tissue, containing the date she'd fished it out of the ashtray.
'This was my most prized possession until I lost it in college. I went to a party, and I was trying to impress this cool UCLA hippie actor guy. I passed the letter and the cigarette butt around. The cigarette butt never came back.'