Support Kerouac stamp

Support Kerouac stamp

There are 13 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Oct 5, 2010, titled Support Kerouac stamp. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

If you would like to support a commemorative U.S. postage stamp for Lowell author Jack Kerouac, please write to: Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, Stamp Development, U.S. Postal Service, 1735 North Lynn St., Suite 5013, Arlington, VA 22209-6432. Do not send an e-mail. DEAN CONTOVER Chelmsford Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Lowell Sun.

Concerned Citizen

Tyngsboro, MA

#1 Oct 5, 2010
I would not and shame on anyone who does. This pathetic person has come to be the mascot of Lowell. With all the issues Lowell has it is a fitting mascot but Lowell has to grow up.
WHAT

Lowell, MA

#2 Oct 5, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
I would not and shame on anyone who does. This pathetic person has come to be the mascot of Lowell. With all the issues Lowell has it is a fitting mascot but Lowell has to grow up.
Dude get a life
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#3 Oct 5, 2010
I always buy forever stamps, never commemoritive stamps.
Concerned Citizen

Tyngsboro, MA

#4 Oct 5, 2010
WHAT wrote:
<quoted text>
Dude get a life
I will compare my life to anyones. You up for it?
Manny

Westford, MA

#5 Oct 6, 2010
You must be kidding! The guy wasn't
better than a street bum.
Wait a minute,he was.
lowell resident

East Hampton, CT

#6 Oct 6, 2010
A commemorative stamp is free advertising for Lowell and it will bring in tourists by the millions. It will sell tee-shirts and mugs with Jack's image. Tourists will take summer courses on Jack Kerouac with the English Department at UMass Lowell. Millions will visit downtown Lowell where they'll spend billions. Jack Kerouac will sell more than Bette Davis ever did-and she's had her commemorative stamp and we all remember what it did for Lowell.
hummer

Norwich, CT

#7 Oct 6, 2010
Tourists should flock to Lowell anyway, isn't it the Venice of the United States?
hammerhead

Lexington, MA

#8 Oct 6, 2010
i'm still trying to figure out why they have a stamp for a holiday invented by a racist Marxist who was put into prison for beating and torturing two women! that faux holiday would be kwanza
Yo man

Lowell, MA

#9 Oct 18, 2010
lowell resident wrote:
A commemorative stamp is free advertising for Lowell and it will bring in tourists by the millions. It will sell tee-shirts and mugs with Jack's image. Tourists will take summer courses on Jack Kerouac with the English Department at UMass Lowell. Millions will visit downtown Lowell where they'll spend billions. Jack Kerouac will sell more than Bette Davis ever did-and she's had her commemorative stamp and we all remember what it did for Lowell.
Ditto on that. Some people don't get it. That is what it is all about. The negative people will die off soon.
Amused

Newton Center, MA

#10 Oct 19, 2010
lowell resident wrote:
A commemorative stamp is free advertising for Lowell and it will bring in tourists by the millions. It will sell tee-shirts and mugs with Jack's image. Tourists will take summer courses on Jack Kerouac with the English Department at UMass Lowell. Millions will visit downtown Lowell where they'll spend billions. Jack Kerouac will sell more than Bette Davis ever did-and she's had her commemorative stamp and we all remember what it did for Lowell.
Actually, please refresh my recollection. I vaguely remember the Bette Davis stamp, and I have no memory of any sudden influx of tourists, or any boost to the local economy at all. I don't remember any Bette Davis T-shirts or mugs, or any classes on her film roles at UMass Lowell.
I think you are getting quite carried away. There will never be "millions" visiting downtown Lowell, for Jack Kerouac or any other reason. It would be logistically impossible, given the dearth of hotel rooms in the area, for one thing. You can't find many parking spaces downtown as it is, let alone competing with "millions" of tourists. And seriously, so you know even one person who has ever made their vacation plans on the basis of a postage stamp? Either people have read Kerouac and want to come on the basis of that, or they have not read Kerouac, in which case seeing his face on a stamp is quite unlikely to inspire them to drop everything and rush to Lowell. Spending "billions"? Again, you must have gotten ahold of something out of Jack Kerouac's personal stash of mind altering substances.
conecerned with the petty

Lowell, MA

#11 Oct 19, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
I will compare my life to anyones. You up for it?
I'm up for it. I have developed the ability to narrow my sphere of influence so that it conforms with my sphere of influence. Have you?

Oh, and, I have this amazing ability to not care much about petty issues, even when those issues somehow provide a means of joy for others.

Me 3
You 0

You're up.
mymindisopen

Concord, CA

#12 Sep 29, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
I will compare my life to anyones. You up for it?
Thanks for reminding everyone why Kerouac left Lowell in the first place. And why his writing/outlook on life is key.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#13 Sep 30, 2011
Now I only buy stamps as needed. Don't know how much longer the PO will exist.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chelmsford Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Jennifer Salmon 4 hr byamschoolsouthch... 1
Jessica Krutuleski (Oct '12) Dec 14 Concerned 49
my wife refuses to get a job! (Aug '09) Dec 14 Drive 205
NEW Lowell High at CAWLEY Dec 13 Wondering 4
lowell crime stories as remebered by residents (Jul '08) Dec 13 Karen 818
Do you remember???? (Jun '08) Dec 12 Wondering 18,396
Former Shaw Hospital Birth Records Dec 12 Bob KA-58 8

Chelmsford Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Chelmsford Mortgages