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Dear Mike the Headless Chicken

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

April 26, 2012

City of Fruita Recreation Department
324 N Coulson
Fruita, CO 81521

Dear Mike the Headless Chicken,

I regret to inform you I will be unable to attend your “Mike the Headless Chicken” festival in 2012. My friend Anthony Imperioli will also be unable to make it. We were looking forward to this festival and both believe if we’d been given more advanced notice we might have been able to attend.

My friend Anthony would like pointers on creating his own headless chicken. He’s got the time and the chickens, so if you have anything I should pass along I will be sure to do so. He keeps telling me his ax is as sharp as his wits and “if Fruita can have a headless chicken festival I can too!” Anthony isn’t always rational. I think it’s because he was dropped on his head as a baby, but he says that’s not why he has that flat spot at all!

If you could go ahead and let us know the dates for your 2014 festival that would be great. We’ll do out best to attend. We’re pretty booked until then though (I am sure you can understand). Chances are we’ll have to take a pass then too, but at least this way we can mark the dates on our calendar!


Christopher L. Jorgensen

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City of Fruita
324 N Coulson
Fruita, CO 81521

May 3, 2012

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

Dear Mr. Jorgensen,




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This is a great reply. What the hell was I thinking asking a headless chicken when the 2014 festival was going to be? Like a chicken without a head can answer such a thing! I’ll have my people get with Mike’s people and I’ll get Anthony the answers he needs to make plans to attend the festival and make his own headless chicken.

I typed up this response all by myself! (I gave the girlfriend/editor/typist the weekend off.)

The 2012 Mike the Headless Chicken Festival will be May 18-19. If you’re one of those impulsive people you should try attending.

By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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