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Subject: Post Cards UPDATED
Date Posted: 3/3/2016 6:53 PM ET
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Levi's Mom told him last week that I know some people on line who are very nice people who are helping me with a project I'm working on for him and they know his name and they're doing exactly what I asked.  She said for the longest time he just stood there staring at her and he finally said, "Mom, do you mean Gramma Jade has friends who know about me?  Like from other states?  I'm not that important!"  She said, well, you are to her.  Thank you, PBS folk for showing a 9 year old boy that there is not only beauty all over the world, but there's love, too.  

 

If a state is colored red, I have received cards for it.  

 

If it's colored yellow, I didn't have that state and now I do.

 

 And I'm going to be posting the names of the incredibly generous and which states they sent in just a few minutes.  PBS, as I have said in the past, just rocks!

Gingerkitty sent Illinois and Minnesota

IlliniAlum83 sent Georgia, Wisconsin, Maryland and Illinois

Ladypink sent me Illinois

Khristine sent Washington, D.C.

Mona L. s ent California and two license plates for Levi's bike with his name on them.  He sent her a great big hug.

catsandroses sent Washington State through IlliniAlum83

I am a bear.  I have been involved in two hearings, both of which I requested, and I represented myself in both of them, and those babies take the tar right outta ya!  So I've got behind on my many owed thanks but I'm gonna try to catch up.

 

I'm adding at the end of the list, cards I've got for states I didn't have cards for.  Again, thank you so much.  

 

He gets the first installment on Easter Sunday.  His Mom said she'll call me or he will depending on which one gets to the phone first, since she hasn't even seen it.

 

 

 

This will be long, but it will, I hope, make sense.  My son told me years ago that he would never have children.

 

I asked him why.  

 

He said I'm too selfish.  I don't want a child getting in the road when I want to go to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco and drink beer and eat lobster, or when I want to go to Europe.  

 

I said then thank you.  

 

He said, thank you?  

 

I said yes.  I don't want people who don't want children to have them.

 

But that leaves me with no grandchildren.  Enter my new assistant, who has a son almost ten and a two year old daughter.  That son, Levi, sits listening, rapt, when I talk about where I've been.  I can't take Levi to those places but I did, in most of the places I went, pick up a postcard.  Well, in most of them.  I'm missing several states.  

 

What I'm doing is scanning the post cards and then putting them in safe sleeves that are transparent since many of them are from my Gram's collection.  He'll get those in a box.  But he'll also get a ring binder.  Each page will have one or two post cards on it and text about that place, its historic significance, etc.  I'm going to take that boy all around the United States so he can see the wonder that is America, not just his beloved Wyoming.  

 

The list below is of the states and countries I already have.  I'm not asking anyone to give up memorabilia of your own travels.  But if you have a card for a missing state, I would love it if you would address it to me and write on it, something like, this is for Levi's collection.  

 

The Cherokee Reservation I've listed I don't have enough information on to know which of the three it is, so I don't know which state it's in, but since it has separate nation status, that doesn't really matter.  

 

If you have a post card for your state, a state not mentioned on the list below, I'd love it if I could actually tour every state in the United States with Levi.  Thank you!  Jade

 

States in the United States
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Other Nations
Cherokee Indian Reservation
Italy
Mexico
Norway
Spain
Georgia 
Maryland
Minnesota
 


Last Edited on: 5/3/16 12:23 AM ET - Total times edited: 9
Date Posted: 3/5/2016 9:10 AM ET
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Sent you a PM.

Date Posted: 3/5/2016 11:33 AM ET
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Also sent you a PM

Date Posted: 3/5/2016 11:36 PM ET
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To be more clear, and I'm sorry I wasn't before, the list above is of the cards I already have but that doesn't mean I wouldn't welcome another.  I want to walk Levi around the country and I want him to see everything he can see in postcards.  So if you have one for a state not listed, I'm happy. If you have one for a state listed, I'm happy.  I've received several PMs about this, and I'm delighted at the responses I'm getting.  Levi is going to see the country through many eyes.

Date Posted: 3/5/2016 11:45 PM ET
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Send me your addy ;)

Date Posted: 3/8/2016 7:34 PM ET
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Sending Maryland and Georgia that you need plus some others.

Date Posted: 3/8/2016 7:38 PM ET
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You rock and Levi and I thank you tremendously!  I am just having a ball putting all this together for him

Date Posted: 3/9/2016 10:59 AM ET
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I'll send one for Washington DC - please message me the address.

Date Posted: 3/9/2016 5:00 PM ET
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Send and I must say, not for the first time, PBS members are the best!

Date Posted: 3/9/2016 5:06 PM ET
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Sent and I must say, not for the first time, PBS members are the best!

Date Posted: 3/30/2016 7:38 PM ET
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I just returned from South Carolina, so I can send you a post card from there as I didn't see that one on the list.

Date Posted: 3/31/2016 2:01 AM ET
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That would be grand.  I'll PM you my address.

Date Posted: 3/31/2016 8:11 AM ET
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I found others from Germany and France that I will include as well.

Date Posted: 3/31/2016 11:29 AM ET
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Levi is going to love all of you!  That's fantastic!

Date Posted: 5/26/2016 7:51 AM ET
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are you still doing this?  Which states do you still need?

Date Posted: 5/26/2016 1:40 PM ET
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Khristine, I plan to be working on this for at least two more years.  And I'm happy to have post cards from anywhere.  Levi is just delighted at the number of complete strangers who are helping make this project work, and so am I!  Jade

Date Posted: 8/31/2016 3:49 PM ET
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Just pm'd you

Date Posted: 9/7/2016 9:57 AM ET
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I am late to this thread, I can send,a post card from Minnesota.

Date Posted: 9/7/2016 9:57 AM ET
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I am late to this thread, I can send,a post card from Minnesota.

Date Posted: 9/27/2016 7:52 PM ET
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Sent you a PM a week or so ago.  I can send some pcards, too.

Date Posted: 9/28/2016 7:36 AM ET
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