On July 24 I told you all about a new Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer project in the works. One of Carl’s cousins, Zachary D. Switzer, is in the process of releasing a series of e-books on the Switzer Legacy. This is undoubtedly fantastic news for anyone who is a fan of Alfalfa and the Our Gang series.
Switzer’s fans have waited for years for someone—anyone—to release something on his life that isn’t full of lies, and now they have the chance to own something that is honest and heartfelt coming straight from one of his family members.
How exciting is that?
Sunday evening Zach contacted me and said that there is a possibility that the Switzer Legacy could be published as a book in the near future, but he needs some help from you, the fans. The following comes straight from Mr. Switzer himself:
Hello, my dear friends here is some promising news! I was talking with an editor/author about the Switzer poem legacy book! She says I’m going to have to write a letter to the President of a publishing company she has experience with and that there might be a chance of having it published in book form!
But, here’s the caveat, and where I need you all the most! She says, if I can get enough people interested in it and buying it, that this book will be a big hit! Let’s give the Switzers justice! So, will you please work with me and make this a great success? If not, I won’t be mad, I’ll respect and love you just the same! That’s what Carl, Fred and Harold would want! And, that’s what the Switzers were built on! The love for one another and the altruism that comes with helping a stranger! Thank you all for reading this! My love and eternal blessings!
If you love Alfalfa, do you think you can give Zach some support with his new project? It would be greatly appreciated. What can you do to help this project move forward? I (and Mr. Switzer) would love some feedback on this with any ideas you might have. We need to show that Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer’s legacy is still important to film history. What do you say?