Birthday Card Project 2000
2000 Renata Tebaldi celebrated her 78th birthday. On the
previous two years I had sent her a letter congratulating
her for her birthday and telling her how much I
appreciate her art. This time I wanted to let her know
how many people feel the same way as I do. So I asked all
the visitors my this site to send me their names so that
I could send Renata a birthday card with a long list of
names of the people who also wish to let her know of
their affection. I started collecting the names in the
summer of 1999 and by January 2000 I had received well
over 100 names from all over the world and many beautiful messages acclaiming the art of Renata, some of which I included with the card for herself to read. A couple of weeks
after her birthday I received a letter from her. I
feel that this letter is Renata's way to thank everyone
whose name appeared on the card. This is what she
Milano Feb. 15/2000
Thanks for your last letter containing some internet messages. Some of them are very beautiful and it is very rewarding to realize that most of these admirers are very young people just like you. God may bless you all, because you are pouring new lymph into my life that has reached old age.
A very special thank to you for being so devoted and affectioned to me.
I would also myself like to thank everyone who signed the card. I am sure that we were able to bring a lot of joy to Renata with this card.
With the letter she included two signed photos which I have scanned for everyone to see. Please click the photo to see it in a larger form.