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Even Presidents write fan letters

One of the biggest themes in the book “Seeing Home” is the power of writing letters.

Ed’s Mom wrote letters to famous players in an effort to help lift him from his depression after he was struck blind.

Ed did the same when he was trying to make connections to start his career.

In both cases, it worked. For the cost of a stamp, their worlds changed.

Letter writing has become a lost art. Fan letters, especially, have become rare. Most people today communicate with their favorite celebrities by posting on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

That’s why it was so nice to read a recent story about a fan letter that one of Saturday Night Live’s newest cast members got in the mail. It was delivered on Presidential stationery.

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George Steinbrenner – SNL host extraordinaire

imageTonight, NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) is having a big 40th anniversary celebration.

The show will air in prime time and will feature the majority of cast members from the last four decades. The red carpet and audience will be filled with A-listers from all areas of show business, many of whom were once guest hosts or musical guests.

One of the best guest hosts of all time won’t be there, unfortunately, as he passed away in 2010.

Yankee owner George Steinbrenner was a complete surprise when he took the stage for the opening monologue in October 1990 (the same night that the Cincinnati Reds – led by George’s former manager, Lou Piniella, completed a surprise World Series sweep of the Oakland A’s.)

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