Well, AAPA friends, it's not Danny Kelly's fault. He was kind enough to print April and May envelopes for me. And it's not Ivan Snyder's fault, even though he said I could put the blame on him if I needed to. He's the one that caught the mistake. Unfortunately for all of us, he caught it in the middle of putting labels and stamps on, after the envelopes were sealed.
It's all my fault. Somehow I decided it was May, and put your quality work in the May envelopes. The ice cream cone should have given it away, as it's about 50 degrees and pouring here and no one is eating ice cream.
The silver lining is that maybe this will make someone jump into the race and run for mailer in the next election! Because what organization wants a mailer who can't even tell what month it is?
The May bundle, which will say April on it, will be a little late in getting in the mail next month. We'll be out of town for a while, so it will be stuffed on the 14th or 15th of May. This will give you all time to send in something about your mother. A photograph, a haiku, a full-length essay, whatever you like. I read in Sherman Alexie's book about his mother that fathers are very easy to describe, but that mothers are not, and I'm interested in why that is and interested in what we can come up with.
With my sincere apologies for mixing up the Spring, Heather
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