I had met Stevie Ray Vaughan a few times while he was
alive. Besides being a great musician, he was a great guy! The
last time I met him was June 1990..He died two months later!
After his death I started to have dreams about him and
something about a letter? I couldn't figure out what it meant.
I kept having them on & off. It was odd to me. Then one day 4
years later I get a letter from a woman named Martha Vaughan.
I was really into the whole pen pal thing back then. So I
thought maybe it was just a woman who liked Stevie Ray. Back
in those days sometimes women would use the last name of the
guys they liked when sending letters. Never once did I think
it was Stevie Ray Vaughan's mother. His mother?! She wrote me
to inform me that Stevie had written me a letter before he
died & she wanted to know if I wanted it. Guess that's what he
was trying to tell me in my dreams. This is my letter
I think I read this letter 4 or 5 times
before what it said really sank in. I thought about the dreams
I'd been having, freaked out a little bit, then cried. I
immediately sat down and wrote her telling her that I
definitely wanted the letter! I had totally forgotten I even
wrote to him. I included a photo of me and Stevie Ray for her
and told her what a great guy her son was. Here's the letter I
This was the envelope he had sealed it
in. It was sealed with a stamp on it and everything. He just
didn't have time to get them out before he went on the road.
That's his hand writing with my now defunct address.
I was a huge pick collector back then.
Always wanted one of his picks but forgot to ask him every
time. It was one of the things I was sad about when he
died...that I didn't get a pick. 4 yrs after his death I got
Stevie Ray didn't believe that death was the end. Death was
just when people change, he said, you can't physically see
them or talk to them but they are there. He managed to remind
me of that 4 years after he died and he's still here today!