Sam Viviano has devised a wonderful project for the world.
Next month (March 13) is Al Jaffee‘s 100th birthday
and Sam has an idea that involves very little effort on our part:
In normal times, we’d throw a huge party, and invite all fifty billion of Al’s closest friends to attend. Unfortunately, this is not a normal year and that sort of mass mingling is not permitted. Still, I think Al should know how many people love and admire him and would like to celebrate this special event. To that end, I am inviting everyone to make, buy or steal a card wishing Al a Happy 100th Birthday.
Sam has a couple suggestions:
The address is in the graphic accompanying this post. While your card should get there as long as you have the correct box number (1602) and zip code (10025), it’s probably a good idea to include my name under Jaffee’s in the address, as shown in the picture. Please put your full name and return address on the envelope, just as Jack Syracuse has done in the example.
Also make sure you sign your card with your full name. This will ensure that Al will know exactly who sent it, and that the card and envelope can be reunited if they get separated after opening.
A final plea:
Al’s birthday is on Saturday, March 13, so please do everything you can to make sure your greeting arrives well before that date.
Thanks to Sam for taking the lead on this
and thanks to all who will participate.