Tower of flowers

What a thoughtful gesture.

Isn’t this lovely? Herself found it waiting for her when she returned to the Lab after her mother’s passing.

And you thought the military-industrial complex didn’t have a heart.

Well, actually, it probably doesn’t. But many of its core components do, and I doff my Rivendell cycling cap to them.

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6 Responses to “Tower of flowers”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    Good to see. My old group at LANL had a standing slush fund for such occasions.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      What a difference a supportive work environment makes. When my dad died in 1980 I used it as an excuse to quit my job at The Arizona Daily Star. The copy desk was overseen by a couple of petty tyrants and about two months into the gig I knew I’d made a hideous mistake. I ran out of there like the place was on fire.

      • khal spencer Says:

        The only time I worked for a company that was absolute shit on toast was UPS, which I tried as a summer job while I was an undergraduate. They employed petty tyrants to be truck bosses, or whatever they were called. I think you had to have a degree in sadism to be a truck boss.

        We had to ask permission to pee and it was routinely denied as that would slow down loading the trucks. I walked off the job and never looked back. I was never surprised after that when stuff was delivered damaged. Some of the working stiffs practiced their soccer kicks on boxes, the work environment was so bad.

  2. Libby Says:

    What a kind and thoughtful acknowledgement of Shannon’s loss.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      For real. I’ve worked for a couple of people who, if their mamas dropped dead in front of them in the newsroom, would just step over the dearly departed and go about their business. After rifling the old gal’s purse and stripping the body of any salable jewelry, of course.

  3. Dale E. Brigham Says:

    What a wonderful act of kindness! I see this as not only a tribute to Herself the Elder (may her memory be a constant blessing to all), but also to Herself, who has cultivated caring and reciprocal kindness among her co-workers. Love begets love.

    Dale in Mid-MO

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