Sue dedicated this past weekend Sue to our annual Holiday Card mailing. It kicked-off Saturday night when a group of women — known as “Sue’s Crew” — came to our home and helped address the cards. Their help made our wish to thank those who helped us possible. When the night ended, some five-hundred cards were ready. These will be taken to the Post Office today (or tomorrow) where we’ll have them batch-run postage and send them on their way.
By the way, Sue and I are paying for the postage from our own money (and never thinking of touching Ryan’s Special Needs Trust Fund). It’s a very small price for thanking you and we’re excited to do it!
Sue was up early and spent Sunday addressing even more cards (roughly two-hundred more) and cleaning up our mailing list database. I helped, when I could, scouring the internet for addresses.
I estimate, when all’s said and done, we’ll send all the one-thousand cards we ordered. The wonderful thing is, we can always order more if we need. It only takes three or four days for these to be in our mailbox.
All-in-all, I feel we did quite well. Much better than last year, that’s for darn sure. Still, we know there are many people who won’t get a card who deserve one because we couldn’t track down their address. This bothers me greatly. Also, about half-a-dozen people will get two cards because we had them accidentally listed twice. I guess if we must make mistakes, it better to error on the side of over delivering.
There’s still a little time left to get our Holiday Card mailing. If you helped Ryan, or my family, please include yourself. It means a lot to us. Sure, we might already have your information, but it never hurts to make sure. Just click on the “Mailing List” button and take a few seconds to enter your information. [button color=”#COLOR_CODE” background=”#COLOR_CODE” size=”small” src=”http://ryansrally.org/mailing-list/”]Mailing List[/button]
Now I know it’s been a while since I put out a photograph of a Team Diviney fan favorite, Duke (Ryan’s Dog). My apologies. Hopefully, it was worth the wait though.
I snapped this picture of him (right) when he jumped up into Sue’s chair on Saturday night. It actually looks like he’s enjoying a cold one! Before I start getting hate mail from animal lovers — and beer lovers, for that matter — let me make it clear this is not his beer.
The reason we know that’s not his beer is because he never would drink a Corona Light without a lime.
He’s what I call “high falutin”.