What can I say about this that hasn’t been said before? Nothing, really.
There are going to be a couple of commemorative ceremonies at work today, but I don’t plan to attend them. I remember vividly the events of two years ago and just I’m not up for the emotional drain of attending ceremonies. Having the memory of September 11, 2001 and the almost constant reminders of the changes those events have made in my everyday life are bad enough.
Rather, I will probably do what I did last year — go to the National Law Enforcement Memorial and put a rose on the 911 Memorial there.
But . . .
This seems like an appropriate time for me to stop and say thank you.
This is what was in yesterday’s mail:
That would be 146 mice. And tidbits for Lucy, and wonderful notes that you enclosed with your mice.
I appreciate so much the time and talent and money you generous people are expending on behalf of my charity project. Most of you have never met me in “real life” and live far away from me, yet you have embraced this project as your own.
To those of you who have already sent mice, and to those of you who will be sending mice, a heartfelt thank you from Lucy and me.
For the record, the mice I received yesterday are from Pamela in Wakefield, RI, Donna in Arnold MD, Roi in Prescott, AZ, Melanie in Delta, BC, Canada, Rebecca in Andover, MA, Linda in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Mrs. C. in Clarence, NY, and Wanda in Bangor ME. Thank you!
To close on this sad anniversary, a picture of innocence and joy: Lucy frolicking in the homegrown catnip that Mrs. C. sent for her.