Tuesday, 23 May 2017

TTM Success - Golfer Jerry Pate

Jerry Pate is a golfer who currently tours on the PGA Tour Champions and was formerly with the PGA. He won the 1976 US Open and 1976 Canadian Open in his first year as a professional golfer. He was also named the PGA's Rookie of the Year that year. His last win came in 1982 at the Tournament Players Championship in which he celebrated his win by famously throwing two of his friends into the lake off the 18th green and diving in himself.

He sent me a signed 8x10 photo in 21 days.

Jerry Pate
5 Hyde Park Road
Pensacola, FL 32503-5830

TTM Success - Writer Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is a writer who is best known for his best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius which was a New York Times Bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Time Magazine's Book of the Year in 2000. He is also the founder of McSweeney's which is a prominent literary journal and independent publishing house.

He sent me a signed piece of paper with a funny inscription in 16 days.


TTM Success - Former FCC Chair Newton Minow

Newton Minow is a lawyer who served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under President John F. Kennedy. As Chairman of the FCC he became one of the most prominent political figures of the 1960s for his criticism of commercial television, most notably giving a speech in 1961 in which he refers to television as a "Vast Wasteland".

He sent me a signed photo in just 8 days.


Friday, 28 April 2017

TTM Success - Racecar Driver Lyn St. James

Lyn St. James is a retired racecar driver who began her racing career in 1973. She was most notable in the IndyCar series and is one of 9 women to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and the first of two who have been named the Indy 500 Rookie of the Year. She also competed twice in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, the longest motor endurance race in the world.

She sent me a 5x7 Photo in my SASE in 19 days.

Lyn St. James
PO Box 10357
Phoenix, AZ 85064

TTM Success - Former NSA and CIA Director General Michael Hayden

General Michael Hayden is a retired US Air Force 4-Star General who served as Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) from 1999 to 2005 and as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 2006 to 2009. He now serves as a professor at George Mason University, as co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Centre's Electric Grid Cyber Security Initiative, and as a national security analyst for CNN.

He sent me a signed business card he had left over from his time at the CIA in 28 days.


TTM Success - Actress Linda Thorson

Linda Thorson is an actress best known for portraying Tara King in the last season of the TV series The Avengers from 1968 to 1969. She also had prominent roles in the soap operas One Life to Live and Emmerdale as well as the Canadian TV series Emily of New Moon. 

She sent me a signed 8x10 photo in 13 days.


Thursday, 20 April 2017

TTM Success - Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld is a retired US political figure who served as a 3-term Congressman from Ilinois from 1963-1969 and as White House Chief of Staff from 1974-1975. His most prominent role was as the United States Secretary of Defense under President Gerald Ford from 1975-1979 and again under President George W. Bush from 2001-2006. As Defense Secretary under President Bush he oversaw the response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He sent me a signed photo in 10 days.

Donald Rumsfeld
c/o Rumsfeld Foundation
1030 15th St. NW
B1, #366
Washington, DC 20005