My Uncle who is in his eighties sent me an e-mail. Unfortunately, it is in Japanese so I used the Bing Translator function. This is what came back. I thought this was hilarious so I thought I'd share it with you.
What's new without spending writings. Though here it is. Say thank you to late had mail has reached. It is by boat up the Mississippi out somehow too a Genki. In the pupil's Mr. and Mrs. regards your telling. Your Uncle.
Mississippi? lol. If I figure out what it actually says, I will let you know.