Saturday, July 22, 2006

From Anna: Two invitations

Anna asked me to invite your involvement in 2 special ways:

1.  130 Letters

A project we're calling “130 Letters for 130 Days”.  We are requesting from you and/or others a total of 130 (or more) letters or small packages (which will be placed in brightly colored envelopes numbered randomly from 1-130).  John and Anna can open 1 each morning of the bone marrow transplant process starting mid-August, and we’ll read the contents to John.  These “letters" can have any contents of your choosing--poems, small  good luck items, an email sent to, or an envelope sent to 130 Letters c/o Diane Colvard, 405 East 35th Street, Austin, TX 78705 (Anna doesn’t want to peek as they will be a gift to her as well).  If we receive more than 130, we'll open more than one on some days.  Diane Colvard will coordinate and can be reached at 512-796-0841 or 512-442-9400.

2.  Event in Austin:

Please join us for a special love-fest ritual to honor John Slatin (along with Anna Carroll, tender lovin’ caregiver) & to wish John a successful bone marrow transplant & renewed health!

Sunday, August 6th, 4-6pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, Howson Hall
4700 Grover Avenue

          Music and ceremony will include LZ Love, gospel artist, interdenominational ritual, offering of your spoken wishes, collection of “130 Letters for 130 Days” (you are invited to bring a message to place in a randomly-numbered envelope & to hand it to John and Anna at the ritual), & more!  Music starts 3:45, Ceremony at 4pm

Beverages and appetizers served
Dress: August-day, Austin-eclectic celebration attire
Letters from out-of-town friends & family also welcome at the ritual

Information re: transplant process, how to find to Rotary House/MD Anderson, contact to coordinate visits, etc. provided
Please RSVP to Diane Colvard:, 796-0841 or 442-9400

Directions: Take Burnet Road to 49th Street (where it branches onto Woodrow by Omelettry)
Go east (toward Lamar) on 49th to Grover Avenue—about a block
Right on Grover, church is where street dead ends


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