Elephants, Swans and Flowers

30 May
My Dear Sister-in-law sent me the following:  “I saw your beautiful ring on the blog and I thought you might like to see this remarkable and well chosen gravestone at Oakland Cemetery. (photo posted on findagrave.comAt age 12, Olivette Eugenia Smith Allison (1923-2010) was sent to the Steele Pitts Home for abandoned, abused, orphaned and neglected children in Atlanta (founded 1888.)  She subsequently graduated from Atlanta University with a degree in social work and began work at the Home in 1950.  She served as director from 1976 to 2009.  The marker was chosen because elephants never abandon an orphaned calf.  It was estimated that Ms. Alison cared for approximately 5,000 children in her career.”  My dear friend Angie would have loved this. 
Two swans in the water near the boatyard where we were showing the boat to some prospective buyers.
Later, walking along Cliff Road, we were pleased to see all the flowers on the cliffside.

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