Letters of Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness
edited: Wednesday, July 07, 2004
By Adrean Aynsley
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2003
Become a Fan
Estate Steward to oversee
grounds & facilities in new
community near [town]. Duties
include maintenance, personnel
mgmt, public relations. Mature
individual with extensive life
agricultural background a plus.
Living quarters provided.
Inquire at (406) 555-1234.
L.C.Ellsworth writes nearly every day to friends and family about her daily life in Atherton. She is the Estate Steward and knows EVERYTHING that happens here. Raised with down-home family values on a ranch in Wyoming, Elsie is a pillar of the community. Having raised 7 children while keeping up with her own ranch, Mrs. Ellsworth brings a motherly touch to the community. She sees things in a way only a woman with her wit and wisdom could. Her letters allow a glimpse of Atherton, and the people who live and visit here, that will fill your heart and keep you wanting more.
In addition to the latest scoop on who is doing what, Elsie shares recipes for GREAT food and advise for finding the Good Life. You will want to share her letters with all your friends.
Read her letters regularly to keep up with the latest developments. You never know what will happen next and you won’t believe what the world looks like through Elsie’s eyes. You won’t want to miss an issue!
When enough letters have accumulated, they will be compiled into a book. Perhaps books can be issued annually so that new fans can read from the beginning and true fans can collect or give to a friend.THE BOOKCover looks like longhand letters to home or picture of desktop with letter in progress. [How about a Postmark from Atherton (?)]Title page and copyright stuffDedication: To Nancy, whose weekly letters to her family & friends were my inspiration.Table of contents: break down letters into chapters (i.e. a new career, arrival & grand opening, a cold winter, spring renewal…) Chapter division is with mostly blank page, right justified title.Pg 1. Classified addPg 3. 2-column by 3-inch display advertisement about AthertonPg 5. 2-column by 3-inch display advertisement about Steward positionPg 7. Cover letter [formal and stiff]Pg 9. Resume [awkward and vague] Pg 11. (?) Letters of reference [from clergy, Sister-in-law…]Pg 17. Invitation to interviewPg 18 Letter to friends to inform of pending new careerPg 19 Letter to friends to inform of interview weekendPg 20 Information regarding second interview—request for interview at her homePg 21 Acceptance letter with starting date and instructionsPg 22. First letter from Atherton to loved ones, followed by other letters, each with title.And so on…Back matter Index to recipes and advise.