Thanks so much, Kate, for taking care of getting all these wonderful cards mailed to RDA = and for being willing even to collect more cards that are still coming in and mail them later to him.KateR wrote: ↑Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:45 pmJust a little update...
Yesterday I walked to the post office to check the box one more time before mailing off the package. There were three more cards, so I included them in the box of cards - 232 messages in all. I sealed it up and walked back to the post office. The guy in the post office wondered what was in the box, (it was pretty heavy for the size of the box), so I told him it was about 250 birthday cards from all over the world. He said, "250 birthday cards? Wow, this guy must be something special."
Anyway, the box was mailed yesterday, and it is expected to arrive at RDA's house tomorrow, right on time for his birthday.
I figured the flow of cards would be slowing down by now, but I stopped at the post office again today and there were 29 more cards in the box. So I will probably wait a week or so and put any of the late cards in another box and mail them off some time next week.
Meanwhile, I'm putting together his annual birthday email with all the reminders of links to the Fan Mail messages and charity donations and so forth. I will send that tonight around midnight, so if you were thinking of making a donation on the charity page and sending an ecard, please do it before midnight tonight. Any ecards that come in after that will just be held for the following year.
Then we'll just hope that he checks his mail, both e- and otherwise, and that all the messages reach him. It would be nice to hear a reply, but he doesn't respond every year. He hasn't had much to share publicly recently - I did get a text the other day saying that the picture of Andy on Instagram was meant to be in response to a private "thread," and he didn't realize it had been sent out publicly, but Wylie was going to review his accounts with him when she came over. So now we'll wait to see if he has any intentional messages to share.
LOVE what the guy at the post office said = this guy must be something special! If only he knew!
Hope we will hear something from RDA on or after his birthday but if we don't, I am still so glad he is receiving all this LOVE on his 70th birthday!