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Happy Birthday, Meriwether Lewis!

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August 18 is Meriwether Lewis‘ birthday!!!

It’s the first year I’ve celebrated.

No. Really.

MTM put together really cool postcards with Lewis’ face on them. We planned to send them out to almost five hundred people.

Including most of you.

A more personal way to remember someone who lived life like a sparkler.

Only, I’ve been buried in a rewrite, and MTM has been obliterated by work. Between the two of us, we couldn’t get the postcards to print. They kept hanging up in the collator.

So, in spite of not having very cool Meriwether Lewis postcards in your mailboxes today, I hope you will stop for a few seconds. Maybe a minute or two. And remember his life.

I’m sure Merry would like that.





What’s the best birthday gift you can give Merry? Why, it’s helping a new reader discover his story. Give Lewis a present by surprising someone in your life with a book. To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis is just $2.99 on Kindle during August in celebration of Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Month.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Or click below to buy it.


To check out the entire Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Series, follow the links below:

Lewis and Clark: Screwing Their Way Across a Continent
Lewis and Clark and Sex Bombs
Who Was Meriwether Lewis Godfather?
If Meriwether Lewis Had Lived to be 80
Lewis and Clark and Old Blue Eyes
The Lion Will Lie Down With the Lamb
My Natchez Trace Walk Featured in We Proceeded On
Dead People Follow Me And They Talk To Me
Is Suicide the Final Arbiter of a Life. For Robin Williams. And Meriwether Lewis.
WordPress Is Killing Me
Fate’s Fickle Fingering

30 Comments Post a comment
  1. happy birthday to ml, and i’ll go out and discover something new today in his honor –

    August 18, 2014
  2. Life often gets in the way of our best intentions, doesn’t it, but, without your blog, and especially your book, so many would not know much about Meriwether Lewis at all, so, you see, you have paid his birthday celebration forward many times over already. 🙂 (those postcards sound pretty nifty, though).

    Hope you are feeling well.

    August 18, 2014
  3. Happy B Day ML

    August 18, 2014
  4. I have a fairly ancient copy of the journals. I got ’em out and read for a while. On August 18, 1804, Clark mentions a dance in honor of Lewis’ birthday. “A fine evening,” he says.

    August 18, 2014
  5. It’s the thought that counts. 🙂 Happy birthday ML!

    August 18, 2014
  6. As Facebook is wont to do these days, little sidebar articles and advertisements attach themselves to related posts . . . Look what I found there this morning – wish I had a few extra mil just lying around! 🙂

    Of course, this is a realtor’s promotional ad, but to consider the video from our historical vantage point . . . priceless!! Happy Birthday, Merry!

    August 18, 2014
  7. I dig the card idea, but if all else fails you can always email them! 🙂

    August 18, 2014
  8. It is also my Father in Law’s…………Christ I hope not……..

    August 18, 2014
  9. Happy Birthday Merry!

    August 18, 2014
  10. Happy Birthday Merry! May the sun and wind forever guide you to peace and happiness in the afterlife. Love, Sacagawea.

    August 18, 2014
  11. Happy Birthday, Merry!

    August 18, 2014
  12. Sorry your postcards didn’t work out, Andra. Still, you are paying a nice tribute to ML with an entire month’s worth of posts in his honour!

    August 18, 2014
  13. tarakianwarrior #

    Happy Birthday Merry…wherever you are!

    August 18, 2014
  14. Happy Birthday Merry, enjoy!

    August 18, 2014
  15. I like the way you used this to mention your book! Very adept. 🙂

    August 18, 2014
  16. The postcards sound lovely but life often gets away from us. I think your intentions are obvious and you are spreading his “sparklers”. Thanks!

    August 18, 2014
  17. So he didn’t quite get to make the afterlife journey by postcard bit! 🙂

    August 18, 2014
  18. You need a Meriwether Lewis bobble head or life size cardboard of him to have in your home! A very HB to a man I know so much about now, thanks to you. 🙂

    August 18, 2014
  19. A very happy birthday from me to Meriwether:)

    August 19, 2014
  20. I have a postcard I bought at a museum intending to send it to you two weeks ago. LOL! I get it! Keep writing, and the esteemed (in my eyes) Meriwether Lewis will still be remembered more this year than most. Look at all of us thinking about him! I didn’t do that last year. 🙂

    August 19, 2014
  21. Okay, okay, okay… I’m late for the party! Sorry, but I don’t think he’ll know.

    August 30, 2014

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