Author Topic: Sending postcards by General Delivery to Ennis in Riverton, WY.  (Read 38809 times)

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Good idea, but you are also counting a small town's news media and postal workers to make this a big deal.

My suggestion is that, instead of burdening the small town's postal workers with the workload, we concentrate our efforts and send the cards to Focus Features

(Focus Features
Address: 100 Universal City Plz,
Universal City, CA 91608).

We can address the cards to Lee, Proulx, McMurtry, Linde, Schamus, Ossana, and etc., in addition to Ennis and Jack. They should be very encouraged to see loads and loads of such cards.

Until I can buy the BBM postcard (does anyone know where I can get one?), I will go ahead and send a card with any mountain on it for now.

I have never started such a mail campaign before. Does anyone have the expertise to share with us? Let's do this.

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Good idea, but you are also counting a small town's news media and postal workers to make this a big deal.

My suggestion is that, instead of burdening the small town's postal workers with the workload, we concentrate our efforts and send the cards to Focus Features

(Focus Features
Address: 100 Universal City Plz,
Universal City, CA 91608).

We can address the cards to Lee, Proulx, McMurtry, Linde, Schamus, Ossana, and etc., in addition to Ennis and Jack. They should be very encouraged to see loads and loads of such cards.

Until I can buy the BBM postcard (does anyone know where I can get one?), I will go ahead and send a card with any mountain on it for now.

I have never started such a mail campaign before. Does anyone have the expertise to share with us? Let's do this.

Hope this doesn't post twice. Just wrote a nice reply to you and when I tried to post it disappeared!


We have a post card campaign for all those people and have been doing it since early February.This is another campaign.

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I have never started such a mail campaign before. Does anyone have the expertise to share with us? Let's do this.

Hello duckgoose, welcome and thanks for your post.

Here is another postcard campaign to the cast and crew of BBM.

http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=1469.0
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I mailed mine today. I didn't have any NJ postcards and didn't feel like getting on the parkway to go buy some. I was in NY Saturday and picked up some in Penn Station with Yankee stadium on it.

I wrote:

Thank you for letting me share in your story. My wish is that one day your spirit meets Jack's and you two will be free and together forever on Brokeback.

I included the forum name.

“What Jack remembered and craved in a way he could neither help nor understand was the time that distant summer on Brokeback when Ennis had come up behind him and pulled him close, the silent embrace satisfying some shared and sexless hunger."

You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one ~ Imagine- J. Lennon

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I mailed mine today. I didn't have any NJ postcards and didn't feel like getting on the parkway to go buy some. I was in NY Saturday and picked up some in Penn Station with Yankee stadium on it.

I wrote:

Thank you for letting me share in your story. My wish is that one day your spirit meets Jack's and you two will be free and together forever on Brokeback.

I included the forum name.



Haw... you got me here  :'(

Thanks!
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(sigh)

Why should I cry several times a day with this forum?  :'(

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Why should I cry several times a day with this forum?  :'(

This is one of the purpose of this forum... no? 

No one here bokano will judge you, we wil instead share your feelings.  You want to cry?  We'll cry with you, period.  :'(
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Mailed my Postcards...what a great feeling..I hope the recipients actually get them and know how grateful we are.
We can't change it. We will have to stand it.

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A card, with a local mountian so to speak  on the front will go in the mail later today

Friend
It is better to have
loved and lost, than
never to have loved
at all. It'll all be worth
it in the end.

Esme

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That s what it says :)
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A card, with a local mountian so to speak  on the front will go in the mail later today

Friend
It is better to have
loved and lost, than
never to have loved
at all. It'll all be worth
it in the end.

Esme

www.ennisjack.com

That s what it says :)

Esme, that's very beautiful.....and I may steal/borrow it for my next card to General Delivery!


Thanks for sharing it.
Jack in Maine

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There is no such thing as me or mine in here Jack_ME  (apart from in your nick lol ) :) glad you liked it, feel free to use it :)
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So... as I understood it, 14th was the magical date. Is anyone following local media (are they on internet??) on this thing?

Katie

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So... as I understood it, 14th was the magical date. Is anyone following local media (are they on internet??) on this thing?

Katie

Not sure, but I think you have two different campaigns mixed up.

The date of the 14th is for a listing of all forum members who wanted to add their names to a single mail. (Not sure of the details as I'm not involved in the organizing of that)

This Riverton campaign is about each of us sending a Post Card via General Delivery to Ennis Del Mar, like Jack did after the 4 year separation.

I suggested, and am doing it, sending at least one card a week for several weeks. The PO there has to hold the mail it receives at General Delivery for 30 days. So even though the first cards will pass their 30 day limit, others will be coming in to perpetuate a rolling 30 days.

There was suggestion of someone here, after waiting 21 days from the start of our campaign (my suggestion so it might not be so), and then attempting to alert the Riverton area media about the campaign. By waiting this period of time, we can be more assured there would be some number of cards already there.

I've sent out my second batch. Hope others will send more cards on a weekly basis too.

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So... as I understood it, 14th was the magical date. Is anyone following local media (are they on internet??) on this thing?

Katie

Jack_ME is correct. The date is for the name and location list which went out on March 15.

http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=2221.0

This Riverton postcard is a different campaign. Thanks, Jack_ME for clarifying.
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Jack_Me, I was the one who suggested trying to get the attention of local media, but I'm not sure if the idea went over well.

Let me know if you still want me too, and if so, when.  One thing is that I keep seeing the results of the poll of people who've sent cards to Riverton and it doesn't seem like many did.
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just to make sure the point got across I sent out 2 of the same postcard to Riverton, one said " be there" the other said " You bet "   covering both side of the track
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Hey all, how's this GD post card campaign going?

As onebroken says, the poll at the top of this thread doesn't show many. 28 I think. Seems we should have generated more than that. I do know that the nature of the poll is such that I could only record sending one. And I"ve sent 3 spaced apart so far. Going to send more too. For the minimal cost....it makes me feel a part of Ennis's life! Which is fun...and if we can get enough of a bunch there, maybe it would get picked up in the media.

Do you want to look into that, onebroken, since it was your idea to contact the media? You can see what the options are for the area.

Maybe we need to get a notice of this PC campaign on the main page, Ethan? I'm surprised that there isn't more interest and energy in this campaign but maybe folks think it's too silly? I sure don't.

Later on, I am going to send one or two post cards WITH a return address.....a friend suggested that to me...saying that it would be a great souvenir of this time and BBM's theater run. He's right. I'll get the PC back with "unknown addressee" or "recipient unknown" or something.

March 1 was the first post in this thread. Assuming a day or so for folks to get started, it is coming onto the three week period. If we've got any kind of critical mass of cards there, and it would be nice to know that...but not sure how we could find out....then the media should be contacted BEFORE the first 30 day period has ended. So definitely before April Fools Day.....and I don't like the association, HOWEVER, that might be the clincher to get the story some attention.

(Meaning while we didn't mean it as just a joke, it might not be a bad thing if that's what gets it some coverage.)

Other opinions? Ideas? Suggestions?

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Jack_ME, thanks for posting. Yes we do need to get this campaign going. I would not be too concerned with the poll.

I did mention this campaign to the dave forum and ask them to pass the words. I don't know if this has generated any interest on the other part.

Also, I don't know how "general delivery" would work for members oversea or if the "general delivery" postcards ever get to leave the country.

If others have the ideas, I'd like to hear them. Thanks.
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Also, I don't know how "general delivery" would work for members oversea or if the "general delivery" postcards ever get to leave the country.

If others have the ideas, I'd like to hear them. Thanks.

Ethan, Care Of General Delivery is a VALID United States Mail address, so it shouldn't matter at all where the mail is coming from. You can have mail sent to you anywhere in the country via that method. It's an old and still valid means of collecting mail without a residence. As long as the town, state and Zip is on the card.

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Thanks, Jack. It is good to know for our members oversea.

Let's keep the postcard rollling.
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Hey guys - hopefully sending my postcard tomorrow

Found a postcard from New Zealand that I thought was really appropriate & thought I'd share it with you all!

John from New Zealand


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Hey guys - hopefully sending my postcard tomorrow

Found a postcard from New Zealand that I thought was really appropriate & thought I'd share it with you all!

John from New Zealand

Beautiful John! It is very appropriate.

Some of my cards sent out on the various campaigns were of Mt. Katahdin, the highest peak here in Maine, and the Northern End of the Appalachain Trail. But no sheep!

Thanks for sharing that picture!

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I sent one very similar to this, it's about an hour to drive from here :)
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I sent one very similar to this, it's about an hour to drive from here :)

Wow Esme that's a great image too!
Thanks for sharing it here.

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I'll start digging around and see what I can find out about TV.  I'll report back and then we can decide how we want to approach them.  Ok?
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Here's some info:
Cheyenne is the state capital and they have a CBS station, KGWN. 
Casper is much closer to Riverton.  They have an ABC station.  Their website has at least 3 cowboys on it along with a poll as to whether Bush should be impeached.  http://www.k2tv.com/
Casper also has a CBS station, KGWC.   
Riverton has a PBS station, KCWC, but I doubt that would do us any good.

So, do we compose an email?  Call? 

On a side note:
When I googled Wyoming Map, I was directed to the TEXAS Agricultural Extension Service State Maps Page.   ;D 

And, the high temp today in Riverton will be 38 degrees F.
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I sent the ABC station an email just now.  I'll follow it up with a fax.  I mentioned ennisjack.com and also the fact that BBM will be released on DVD April 4.  I asked that if they decided to air the story, that they drop me a brief email telling me they did so that I might pass the information along to national and international fans outside their viewing area.

If they respond, I'll let you know.
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I sent the ABC station an email just now.  I'll follow it up with a fax.  I mentioned ennisjack.com and also the fact that BBM will be released on DVD April 4.  I asked that if they decided to air the story, that they drop me a brief email telling me they did so that I might pass the information along to national and international fans outside their viewing area.

If they respond, I'll let you know.

Thanks Onebroken, for doing this. I wonder how it will go. I sent out another card yesterday. They should have at the least a dozen or so, and hopefully lots more.

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