Michael has a milestone birthday coming up in February 2018. I ran an idea past Gail that passed with approval. I have small cards that are 2.5X3.5. The idea for the card is not to say happy birthday, but you have room to put a few sentences to tell Michael why you love him, his music or how his music helped you in hard times. It’s should be big enough for a wallet size photo if you would like. Then when he’s home sitting at his desk, he can pull 1 or 2 cards to read when he has the time. Our words will be with him all year. I request a SASE, and I will send you a card. Write your note and put in your picture. When your finished, mail it back to me. You could even send your note on a 2x3 size paper and I’ll attach it to a card. Send your picture to if you like. That would take out the SASE step. For those out of the country, I checked with my postmaster and she said you can put your own postage on the return envelope equivalent to $1.15 US. Email me, Sally, at MYSCRTPSSN@gmail.com and I can give you an address to send your SASE (self addressed stamped envelope). A second option that isn’t as personal, is to email me a short note and I can cut and paste it onto a card for you. I don’t want to handle pictures this way because I’m not that computer literate and don’t want to make errors with something as personal as a picture. Just let me know the option that works best for you. When all the cards are gathered, I’ll put them in some sort of decorate box. And the box of cards will be Michael’s birthday gift from us. It might seem early, but it’s something that we can work on Now through January. I’d like to be finished by February since I would need to get a box and mail it off to Michael. Your welcome to share my email with anyone you think may be interested in contributing to Michael’s milestone 65! Looking forward to hearing from you, Sally
Hi Brenda, I know you don't post often and not sure how often you check the site. I just wanted to let you know that the thread you posted your birthday message to Michael on is the wrong one: it's the 2016 thread. Gail sends the link to the entire thread, after everyone's posted a message to him, which is why they put up a new one every year. Here's the 2017 one:
I know you're a long-time fan and Gail told me that Michael used to read the Bolton Bulletins, so I'm sure he's read your name and I'm sure would get a kick out of reading the name of a long-time fan again. :D Well anyway, good luck to you and have a happy new year Brenda, take care. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D
Hi Brenda, I just read your name on the lyrics competition page and I know you're one of the long-time fans, because I've read your name in either old Bolton Bulletins or on-line updates. I enjoy when long-time fans post, because it seems not many do any more. This is the first site I've really been able to take part in, because of technical restrictions: I'm blind and a friend of Robin Rehder's. Anyway, just wanted to say hi and cool you're participating. Take care Brenda. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D
Hi Brenda, Let me know if you get this. I try to send an all message & can't seem to do it. I don't know how often you come out here but it may come in your email in box. Hope you're well. I don't know if this is a direct message or just an in box message. I know you're the only one who receives this though. Other than my arthritic left hand & periodical asthma problems, I can't complain. I'm keeping busy, as usual. Hope your family is well. Take care. Just wanted to say & experiment with this forum..
Brenda, I think I'm doing this right. Hope you'll add me on your friend's list. I had 2 friends that lived in Flint MI. Saw Michael in Pine nob (pardon spelling back in 94/98. I think we've met @ galas & we've messaged on FB, I do believe.
Hi Brenda and great to see you over here and hope you appreciate that what follows is a standard message I like to send to new members and welcome them to the website and so............... WELCOME to the website and I do hope you will join us in the forum section we have here which can be found by going to the "Connects" heading on your page and then clicking on "forums" when that appears above and that is where we all come together and discuss everything to do with Michael and below I have given you a link into one of our more popular threads that we have within the section called "Tours, Gigs & Announcements" and in it we leave reviews of shows we have been at and we also place video links that people have uploaded to youtube from shows they have been at as well as photos that are taken at different shows......basically everything that Michael does whilst on tour we try to capture in this thread and I do hope you will take the time to look through and enjoy as well as looking through the rest of the forum and enjoying also. Obviously as we are nearly into 2013 a new thread has been started for the Tour Reviews and hope when that gets going you will look in and follow what is going on but please remember to note on it, if you do go in and look at, that you want to continue following and that is why I give little piece of advice on how to do that next.
I should just like to point out to you that when you go into a thread and feel that you would like to follow it and get notifications about any additional comments that are put in what you have to do, with any thread, is either leave a comment, or go to just below the box for adding a reply which is just below the description, which appears at top of page, and you will see the word "following" with a little e-mail sign in front of it and then "email me when people reply" and what you have to do is click on the word "following" and it will change to "not following" with "don't email when people reply" and then you will get e-mail notifications from the website that someone has added a post or comment in the thread you are following: if you only go in and look through a thread without doing either of above you will never be notified of any comments added for this site is "opt in" not an "opt out" one. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, or Gail, who is the moderator of the forum - okay ?? :) I should like to make it clear that I am in no way connected to admin, it is only Gail that holds any admin position on the website but I just like to welcome people onto the site and let you know that if you have any questions you do not have to hesitate to ask !! :)
As I say I hope you enjoy being with us and please feel free to leave any contributions you feel are relevant on anything pertaining to Michael in any of the threads that we have for that purpose.