Dear Mary Fans.
My friend and I have been discussing the idea of preparing something for Mary to show our support and appreciation for this top-notch athlete and person. I am aware that there are beautifully leather bound books with wonderful
paper (The paper has pieces of fibre, you must have
seen paper like this. It is very expensive and beautiful), that can be signed and are perfect for this purpose. The books cost about 60 euros and are used to memorialize weddings and other events so people can sign them and leave nice messages.
This would be perfect for Mary, We think she would
love it. What we could do is all post wonderful messages using PM to me (Mark Spruce) so they can be private and not seen by everyone if you so choose. Or you can most the message on this thread if you want. The messages would then be printed in color and carefully cut and pasted to the book. We want a first-class book that Mary can enjoy when she so chooses, something that will last and that she will hopefully treasure.
We will also provide photos of the book before it is purchased, so we can be sure you like it. Maybe we could even vote? And also if we all agree to such, each page of the finished book can be scanned and sent to everyone in a pdf format, so everyone one of us can potentially have a copy of our book. Also, a photo can probably be taken as she receives the book. These books are called 'un livre
d'or' which means a golden book, and again, They are
really beautiful and it is a gift befitting the class of Mary Pierce. Please, correct spelling and grammar are important, and please add tons of smilies and colour.
You can of course mail any messages too, thus you can insert drawings and hand-written messages as you wish in the book. Again, we should discuss whether posting a thread that everyone can see, or whether PM messages that only I or a few other people can see are preferable. Also we need to make practical decisions regarding how large our messages can be, how many messages can be inserted, etc. I believe it is easier to do this through Paris, as I am in the Falkland Islands. I will stay in constant contact with my people in Paris to ensure that this is seemless and professional work product. We do need your help obviously making the messages, giving ideas, making
decisions, and possibly a small monetary contribution to cover some of the costs. Without a doubt, if we do this, It will be one of the best books of its kind ever given to a
professional athlete. I have no doubt about that.
We need some help though. What would be really great is if a woman living in Paris could collaborate on this. We need a lady
who can take charge and run with this project. A woman who can help choose the book we buy, who is crafty at cutting and pasting, can make decisions about the order of messages, who is available on the first day of the tournament, which is a Monday, so that she can give Mary the book along with other of Marys supporters. A reliable person who would not lose the book, a woman or women who can make this commitment. And of course this person can make decisions as she chooses, and We would hope that if she had other ideas or identifies problem areas, that she would take control of the situation, and let us know what we can do to help her make this a successful project. Basically we are looking for a reliable woman who has the time and energy and imagination to make this project work, a creative and take-charge kinda girl. A woman and/or women to provide that special womens' touch.
I hope that you can read this and just post suggestions to me on the thread of just Privately PM me.
At this stage is is just a project in the planning stage.