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Memorial in Dupont – RIP Jumbo

by Prince Of Petworth May 12, 2011 at 11:30 am 10 Comments

“Dear PoP,

For the past few days, I’ve walked by this makeshift memorial on a porch on Swann Street in Dupont. Apparently, the owner, Jumbo, died, and a note taped to a plastic chair is on his porch. Since then, people have left flowers and even a newspaper at the memorial to “our beloved Jumbo, the mayor of Swann Street.” I find the note to be very moving, and the flowers and newspaper a real testament to the kindness of Washingtonians. May the mayor rest in peace.”

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