A Few Things

To the dolphin alone nature has given that which the best philosophers seek:  Friendship for no advantage.  Though it has no need of help from any man, it is a genial friend to all and has helped mankind.
— Plutarch

About a month ago, I received a comment on an old post, and I thought I’d share it with you now, since I think it’s interesting and important and (I assume) most people don’t go back and check comments in the archives.  Remember my post with all the dolphin pictures from the beach?  It turns out they’re not like the fish in Richmond or the horses on Long Island, after all.  The person responsible for the dolphin statues commented and said,

I started the project in honor of my mom who lost her battle with cancer.  So to honor her I created these sculptures and I give away all the money to The Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Virginia Aquarium.  Last year we donated $125,000.00 to the LAF and $43,000.00 to the Aquariums Dolphin stranding team.  I know my mom would be proud. I couldn’t save my mom but, I’d like to think these dolphins will help
save other mothers, sisters, brothers and fathers.

I just loved the sculptures; I didn’t realize they did so much good.  The organization is called A Dolphin’s Promise, and you can learn more about it here. Thanks for sharing, Cindy.

On the way back from the batting cages this weekend, we spotted the sign below.  I’m going to let it speak for itself.

(Yes, I’m aware this refers to GHWB, not the current president, but come on.  You know you laughed.)

By the time you read this, David and I will (hopefully) be somewhere on the Jersey Turnpike on our way to Long Island.  I am looking forward to showing him around my old stomping grounds, maybe going to the City on Friday, seeing old friends, and standing up for my friends as they start their new life together.  I love weddings, and I think this one is going to be great.  I hope you all have a great weekend!

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One thought on “A Few Things

  1. I thought your honoring your mother through a gift that would help dolphins was wonderful and highly appropriate. You might be interested in our work with dolphins – communication, saving them from slaughter in Japan and raising awareness about the levels of toxins their bodies contain. Hardy

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