\"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.\" -- Ralph Waldo E
I know I've said this a bunch of times, but it bears repeating... I was absolutely astounded at how many people chipped in for this. I think the final tally was about 85. If I remember right, we got about 15 donations toward our rescue horse.
It was actually a lot of fun for me to put screen names with real names, addresses, handwriting... and I got lots of nice little notes with the checks too. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] It's funny, because everything here is so non-physical... it's just words on a screen in cyberspace. But to take something ethereal like that and turn it into a stack of 85 checks, $2400, and the beautiful ad in the COTH... well, I think that's pretty cool. Kathy woulda loved it. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
So thanks, again, to everyone who chipped in, and everyone who just lended virtual enthusiasm. And extra-special thanks to LisaMarie and Billy, who designed the ad (which is also the nicest memorial ad I have ever seen!), and to Merry, who wrote the beautiful copy.
It's episodes like this that make this BB a great place... despite some of the less-than-stellar crap that goes on here on a daily basis. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
I'll be sending off our contributions to the hospice and Horses in the Hood next week. (If those Canadian cheques ever get here... het-hem, HEIDI! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] ) And I'll get the COTH to send copies of the magazine to Kathy's family.