July 2014

Hello Fans,

I hope you all had a great 4th of July. My computer was down and I had to have Ginny come and fix it so I could write my letter. She is a wiz at computers. We can’t live with them and we can’t live without them.

On the 4th we had a great barbeque with the family and friends. The Grandkids were swimming all day and it was hot here but the fireworks were great! We could see them from my backyard.

I am thinking about a new t-shirt for Jim’s fans and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Gunsmoke next year. (1955-2015) I would love to have your input on choosing a Matt Dillon photo for the t-shirt. If you have a photo you would like to submit please send it to me at janetfanmail@jamesarness.com I will have everyone vote for the one you like the best. I’ll post the winning photo on the website.

Speaking of the 60th anniversary I have found out that it will be held in September 2015 during the Silver Spur Awards at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, CA. Just in case there are any changes I will keep you updated.

As you know the hard copy of Jim’s autobiography has been discontinued so I took it off our product list. They are producing a paperback in a larger size than normal with Jim’s photo on the front. It is now available on the website on our products page.

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer.
Janet Arness