I’m not the front door type and didn’t realize that I had a package from yesterday, till I got home this AM. I thought- what is that? I didn’t order anything.
I opened it up to find a letter that reads:
Dear Mary and Nathaniel:
Please accept our heart felt sympathy for the loss of your beloved Mr. John P. Smith. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. On behalf of the Governor, I have enclosed a memorial tribute in honor of Mr. Smith. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we can be of further assitance to you. Again, our sincere condolences.
Office of the Governor
My hands were a little shaky and I was trying to protect the memorial tribute from the Little Mr. who wanted to know what I was doing, so let me type the text.
The State of Maryland
Be it known: The Citizens of Maryland
offer this memorial tribute to the memory
and the life achievements of a beloved
Marylander and extend our heartfelt
sympathy to the family of
John P. Smith
This respectful expression
of condolences to be presented on this twenty-first day of July 2009.
Marin O’ Malley (Governor)
Anthony G. Brown (Lieutenant Governor)
John P. McDonough (Secretary of State)
John loved his state… he was a very proud Marylander. When I’d say we should go on a vacation, he’d usually say something to the effect of, “I haven’t seen the whole State of Maryland yet. Why would I want to go anywhere else till I’ve seen all of it.”
So, to whomever put this in place… Thank you! John would be proud.