I need your help. In less than two weeks, Miranda is giving Michael his dream birthday present which includes round trip tickets for them both to go to New York City. Part of the trip includes a guided tour of the American Museum of Natural History with none other than John Janelli. Tickets to a Yankee's vs Red Socks ball game and a few other surprises that I don't want to post here because they are yet a secret to Michael. One of the surprises was donated by our own George Roof. Hats off to ya, Big G. So here's where I need some help. Their motel bill is right at 500.00 for the week stay at a Super 8 just a mile from Janelli's house. I'll start the pool with 50.00 of my own money and ask as many of you who can to also donate a bit so we can give our friend and his lovely thoughtful wife Miranda, a nice birthday vacation, with the money to pay for their motel room and any overages to be given to them for other expenses and spending money. I will collect the money and purchase a Money Order in Michael's name. Once purchased, I will send that M.O. to John Janelli who will place it, a vase of flowers and Birthday Card with EVERYONE"S name attached and any special cards or letters you send me to be included, and placed in their room. Send your cards and letters in a separate sealed envelope so I don't have to open them to retrieve your check. No-one other than me will know what your donation amount is and all the money will be pooled into one big money order gift. So what do you say guys and gals........Want to help Miranda give Michael one big oh Birthday Present from all of us, his friends. If so, pm me. Michael will see this post undoubtedly, but if we do this in pm's it will still be a surprise when he gets there and opens his cards and letters from all of you. My mailing address is: Tim Thacker 624 IL. Rt. 143 Pocahontas, IL. 62275 I know many of his friends will do this, so in advance Thank You from me. We really only have about 8 days to do this as they leave for NY next Thursday, so hurry.