Wishes for the World
December 21, 2012
Wishes for the World
On this day of the winter solstice, children and teachers at The Mead School in Stamford, Connecticut send out to the world wishes for light and life, peacefulness and unity. Mead School children were the voices on the very first Molly Song.
Third and fourth graders at Mead created these owl lamps to send light out into the world, and now honor the twenty beautiful children and six dedicated educators who lost their lives at Sandy Hook School in neighboring Newtown, CT, in a senseless act of violence one week ago – December 14th, 2012.
May their spirits soar, like our beloved owls.
This was sent to us by Barbara Allen, creator of the Molly Songs. She is an elementary school teacher at Mead School in Stamford, Connecticut.
One lesson we learned from The Owl Box. Even in tragedy life goes on.
Donna and I celebrated 51 years together yesterday. I took her out to dinner at Donavon’s, in La Jolla, California. It was a wow experience. I let them know we would be celebrating our 51st Wedding Anniversary and they did the rest. What I thought was really cool was they let all the staff know, not just the hostess, so everyone congratulated us from manager to busboy, plus the food was exceptional. We had filet mignon and they surprised us with an after dinner desert of crème brulee served with two champagne cocktails. It was our first time there and I am sure we will be going back. To show Donna just how special she is to me, I surprised her with a kaleidoscope key pendant from Tiffany’s. We had agreed not to get anything this year, (I mean we have been married over 50 years), so it was really a surprise. We will be off later this year to Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, and Dubai.
We do not have any cameras up but I did see two owls in the backyard the other night. It was too dark to see if one of them was Molly. The Owl Box continues to remains empty at this time.
We have been very blessed and we wish you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
All the best,
Carlos, Donna and Austin
P.S. Austin just finished another business class in accounting; this is in addition to his regular classes in multimedia at Platt College. He has started picking up freelance jobs in web design and promotional videos. He continues with his goal of paying for his college tuition himself.