The Mark Twain Cave Gift Shop ordered "I have friends in low places" T-shirts. When they came in I was the first to have one because Garth Brooks is one of my all time favorites. I dug down through the pile and pick up a second shirt only much larger of course. I was secretly hoping I could get it and a letter to him (and not a fan club office that he would never see) and I did! The shirt laid on my desk for several weeks and finally someone came into my office and ask me what I was going to do with that shirt and I told him. He said he knew his home address! Very skeptical, I sent it to the address. About 4-5 days he called the cave as my letter was written on letterhead stationery. We had the best conversation at least 5 minutes and talked about a variety of things. He was home at that time because his youngest daughter has just graduated from high school. So in a short thank you note I sent my cell phone number as he visits his brother who lives about 2.5 hours from here. I told him if he ever brought the family up to Mark Twain Cave I did not want to be at the bank or post office and miss him. You never know.
So now I have my nerve up and sent a letter to Jay Leno. It has recently been announced that he has won the Mark Twain Prize for Humor and will be honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He will be speaking at a small college in St. Louis and I have invited him to come here to get a little background on Mark Twain. Again, you never know.
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