Friday, October 19, 2007

Letter to Oprah

I wrote two snail-mail letters to Oprah Winfrey today. I learned she receives 20,000 e-mails per day, so I thought I'd try the two physical locations I found.

October 19, 2007

Harpo Productions, Inc.
110 N. Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Oprah Winfrey Show
Harpo Studios
1058 W. Washington Street
PO Box 909715
Chicago, IL 60607

Attention: Show Ideas Department

I was overwhelmed with grief when I read the words in the background of Ami Simm’s quilt “Underlying Current.” The words tell the story (in short snippets) of her mother’s decline into the dark pit of Alzheimer’s disease. Some of the snippets are funny in a sad way.

“She told me her back was bothering her so she laid down on the floor of K-Mart.”

“Somebody took all my bras. I wouldn’t mind if they just asked me first, godamnit!”

Please give them a quick read-through.

Ami is a world famous quilter. She started Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. So far, she has raised $100, 000 by auctioning small quilts donated by quilters all over the country (and world).

Ami is a good speaker. She can infuse humor in even the most depressing subjects. She would be a poised, professional, and delightful guest on the Oprah Show.

She has a website:

Thank you,

Christine Thresh

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