have i mentioned i'm not good at being on top of things?
well, one of the sweeter emails i've ever gotten was from an IIF who made a very simple request i sort of um, well, was a bit neglectful in mentioning.
my bad! hope you'll consider helping, as per her request below!
A small town in Southwest Missouri by the name of Nevada, MO is celebrating its 150th birthday...There's about 12,000 folks that live in and just outside its city limits now, quite a bit more in the county-wide radius, and then there's folks like me who haven't lived there in years but still consider it "home"
[It would rock if any of you] would be willing to send a postcard depicting the city of your own residence and mail it to the Nevada Missouri Chamber of Commerce and wish the town and its residents "Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada!"!
...I'm envisioning a whole bunch of postcards with pictures of San Fran and Los Angeles and New York City and on and on flooding the mailbox of the Nevada, MO Chamber of Commerce and just imagining the looks of puzzlement and befuddlement on everyone in the office trying to figure out why and how this has happened.
Because if bunches and bunches of "Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada!" postcard greetings are received, a permanent exhibit in the local Bushwacker Historical Museum can be made to preserve the heartfelt sentiments for posterity's sake.
and my new bestest IIF, Zachary, adds:
the chamber of commerce address for postcards to go to:
Nevada-Vernon County Chamber of Commerce
201 E Cherry St, #204
Nevada, MO 64772
here's their website
and here's more about the celebration
(click on the link at left to hear COC director Kathi Wysong spit out the words "sesquicentennial celebration" at the end of her speech ;P )
also, apparently it's pronounced ne-VAY-da.
last, but most important: BUSHWACKER DAYS start june 15! send those postcards NOW!