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GM mailing address? RE: Birthday surprise for my dad's 80th

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  • GM mailing address? RE: Birthday surprise for my dad's 80th

    My dad is turning 80 at the end of April. We've mailed out birthday 'notifications' to everyone we can think of with a self addressed and stamped postcard. We're asking people to write a favorite remembrance of my dad on the post card and drop it in the mail. If most people participate my dad will love going to the mail in the days leading up to his birthday.

    OK, so what does George Morris have to do with any of that? Well, way back when he and my dad were riding contemporaries. My dad chose a different career path and life took them in separate directions. However, about 15 years ago my dad and I were auditing a GM clinic and GM recognized him! Gave him quite a nice shout-out too. Dad was tickled.

    So I'm wondering that if I mail GM this birthday notification that maybe, just MAYBE, he'll send it back. And dear old dad will get a great birthday surprise.

    All of that by way of saying - does anyone know GM's mailing address?

  • #2
    No but include a photo of your dad

    Congratulations to your Dad!

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    • #3
      I'm not a Facebook-er, but is he perhaps on there? Might be a way to contact via that? Or through any of the publications he's currently writing for?

      Sounds like a great idea and I hope it comes together!

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      • #4
        Getouttatown!

        How old was your dad when he knew GM? Mine hung out with GM when they were 7 or so. Both learned to ride with Margaret Cable Self. My father defected.

        So did your dad know my dad?
        The armchair saddler
        Politically Pro-Cat

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        • #5
          From his website:

          All correspondence must be in writing to:

          GHM Clinics
          George H. Morris
          12402 Areaca Drive
          Wellington, Florida 33414-4136

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          • #6
            If I were you, I would put it in the mail ASAP. The last major show of the season in Wellington is this coming week, and after that, George might not be home to check his mail too much.

            Happy birthday to your dad! What a nice idea.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MHM View Post
              If I were you, I would put it in the mail ASAP. The last major show of the season in Wellington is this coming week, and after that, George might not be home to check his mail too much.

              Happy birthday to your dad! What a nice idea.
              agreed, but after traveling with him for 5 weeks a few years ago i learned that all of his mail is overnighted to him wherever he is!
              "If you are nervous you arent focused-if you are focused, there is no room for nerves!"

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                #8
                Thanks everyone, and thanks for his mailing address. Why did I not think to check there???

                MVP- it's cute to think of GM and your dad when they were 7! My dad's life intersected with GM's much later on, probably when they were in their late 20's early 30's (though I may be off by a few years on that). I believe they both spent time training together at the Lyman's farm, Maui Meadows.

                I know this is a ridiculous long shot but nothing ventured...

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                • #9
                  I'd lay money on him returning it. I'm sure he gets a lot of mail, but this is something special that will catch his eye, not the usual business correspondence.
                  http://www.tbhsa.com/index.html

                  Originally Posted by JSwan
                  I love feral children. They taste like chicken.

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                  • #10
                    Cool story! I do hope you'll keep us posted.

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                      #11
                      If this link works- here's a picture of the front of the birthday notification.

                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/7937536...in/photostream

                      The inside spread has the same fox but it's playing in a birthday hat. Hopefully they're cute enough people will have a hard time ignoring them.

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                      • #12
                        I have heard that GM always responds to personal mail. :-)
                        "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
                        carolprudm

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by VWBug View Post
                          If this link works- here's a picture of the front of the birthday notification.

                          http://www.flickr.com/photos/7937536...in/photostream

                          The inside spread has the same fox but it's playing in a birthday hat. Hopefully they're cute enough people will have a hard time ignoring them.
                          Love it! If I got one, I wouldn't ignore it. Hope GM responds!

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                          • #14
                            I think GM would be pleased to have been included in the birthday announcements.
                            The armchair saddler
                            Politically Pro-Cat

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                            • #15
                              GHM is the MASTER of HANDWRITTING all personal correspondences!!!!!!
                              Aefvue Farm Ft.Lauderdale

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                                #16
                                Well, it would be beyond wonderful if he did.

                                And here's the ACTUAL story of how Dad and GM rode together, per Dad:

                                "After the Navy, my riding at Maui Meadows brought me to the attention of Bill Steinkraus and Bert de Nenmethy. That led to them asking me to join the USET training facility at an estate in Grenwich, Conn. I was there for two weeks in the summer of 1957. The participants were de Nemethy, Steinkraus, Chapot and a young rider by the name of George Morris."

                                Pretty nifty! I'm going to include a note with the above information, hoping it will inspire GM.

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                                • #17
                                  I wrote him a letter in middle school - we had to write a letter to someone who worked in the profession we wanted to when we grew up. To my surprise I was the only one in my class who got a response! Now 15 years later I still have it, framed. I just saw him at a clinic and took the letter down, told him how much it meant to me.

                                  I'm sure he will respond, how exciting!

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                                  • #18
                                    OK, Bug - so I'm calling FOUL! Who's your dad?????
                                    www.ayliprod.com
                                    Equine Photography in the Northeast

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by mvp View Post
                                      Getouttatown!

                                      How old was your dad when he knew GM? Mine hung out with GM when they were 7 or so. Both learned to ride with Margaret Cable Self. My father defected.

                                      So did your dad know my dad?
                                      GM was a neighbor when I was growing up...rode at Self's, also! Who were your dads? Did they live in New Canaan??
                                      Form follows function, or does function follow form?

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                                      http://clearvisionequine.blogspot.com

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                                        #20
                                        Carter Buller is his name. His horse at the time was named Stay Put. No CT connection. He grew up on a farm outside of Allentown, PA.

                                        Edited to include my favorite picture of Dad and Stay Put.

                                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/7937536...in/photostream
                                        Last edited by VWBug; Mar. 25, 2013, 08:02 PM.

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