NEW CASTLE —
My second great success was from none other than Ben Roethlisberger. I had sent him three really amazing photos of himself. I really didn't expect to get anything back from him. I had heard that he doesn’t sign things through the mail and if he is sent a request, they send out a mass-produced pre-printed photo.
I was ecstatic the day that I got the package back from Ben and saw that he had signed all three pictures for me. That made for a nice kick to my birthday, since I received the package from him on my birthday.
I had several other successes, including former president, Jimmy Carter, and an in-person success with the hilarious comedian Harland Williams.
Needless to say, such an overwhelming success in my first round only helped to feed the compulsion to build a collection. I have sent out lots more, including most of the cast of “The Walking Dead,” Steeler Brett Keisel, Alan Alda, Pauly Shore, Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen, the list goes on and on.
Every day I check the mail box with anticipation and hope. The amount of responses I have keeps growing due to the amount of packages I have in the pipeline. However I think I will soon be part-owner in the United States Post Office because of the amount of postage I have purchased in the last few months.