Thanks to Susan for sending a sad update on the legendary Evelyn Y. Davis, who’s tombstone is in Rock Creek Church cemetery in Petworth. “Queen of the Corporate Jungle. 1929 – Forever”
The New York Times reported yesterday:
“Evelyn Y. Davis, who spent more than 50 years haranguing American executives at shareholder meetings as she pushed companies to be more frugal and transparent, died on Sunday in Washington. She was 89.”
“The notorious gadfly decided to erect her own postmortem monument in 1981 to celebrate her successes. She used the tombstone to list her resume, divorces (there are four, two of which were etched in at later dates), and the fact that she never had children. One of the accompanying stones contains a quote that clearly sums up her philosophy on life: “Power is greater than love, and I did not get where I am by standing in line nor by being shy.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman
And I can no longer bear the burden alone.
From the Tenleytown listserv:
“100+ 32 oz. Used Plastic Yogurt Containers
Some have lids.
Take one or take all.”
1. That is a lot of yogurt.
2. What can one do with 32 oz. Used Plastic Yogurt Containers?
hahaha thanks to Jen for sending: “this cat tree craigslist post brightened my day”
Our ridiculous human (Ben) bought us this cat tower. Doesn’t he know we’d rather have a soft, unmade bed than a cat condominium? Who does he think we are? We’re not the kind of cats who enjoy clawing at one of 7 scratching posts (the sofa is just fine, thank you). (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil
Well this is just bonkers.
#News. W7 CoMem & former Mayor Vince Gray suffered hand & back injuries Saturday night when he allegedly was pushed by a bouncer in a dispute over his ID at the DC Eagle nightclub in Gray's ward . Gray Chief of Staff Sheila Bunn says a police report was filed. @kojoshow @wcp
— Tom Sherwood (@tomsherwood) October 1, 2018
The Washington Post reported:
“Gray, 75, “basically told the guy to chill out,” and was shoved out the door, said the adviser, Chuck Thies. Thies said Gray was at the club for “Art All Night,” a city wide arts festival.”
NBC Washington reported:
“[Sheila Bunn, Gray’s chief of staff] Bunn told News4 that Gray, 75, had said, “Don’t I look old enough?”
The DC Eagle gave News4 the following statement: (more…)
photo courtesy Draken
From a press release:
“The Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Mid-Atlantic Chapter will host Norwegian Viking ship, Draken Harald Harfagre (Draken) at The Wharf’s Transit Pier from Friday, October 5 to Monday, October 15.
As part of the festivities, the Royal Norwegian Embassy will host a ceremony to welcome the arrival of the Norwegian Viking ship, Draken Harald Harfagre (Draken). In partnership with Norway’s Embassy Adoption Program, students from MacFarland Middle School and Roosevelt High School, guests and speakers will gather on Transit Pier to greet the Draken as it sails into port with a display of Viking valor and excitement. (more…)
hahaha thanks to Kristin for sending: “Not the last Christmas tree, but maybe the first Santa sighting? 2nd day of fall. Yes, this is too soon.”
Thanks to a reader for sending:
“Here’s a passive-aggresive gem from my office. Note, this sign usually hangs on the wall…”
September 10th. Magnificent. Thanks to Dominique for sending.
Last Christmas Tree in Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
First Walmart and now Costco. We’re doomed. Thanks to Matt for sending.