Pat yourself on the back

Readers, you’re amazing.

From what I can tell by looking at the NICU team totals since Friday, you have raised MORE THAN $500 for the March of Dimes by supporting our NICU team on their March for Babies this coming weekend.

And the amazing part? This isn’t even all from Henry’s generous friends and family. Plenty of these gifts came from a wonderful web of Internet friends who I have NEVER EVEN met. Did I mention amazing?


Due to lack of inhouse scanning ability, promised photo of walking purses plus TWO bonus photos from same era will be posted later today. I’m SO NOT dodging this, I just have an all-day photo shoot to attend for work, and I haven’t figured out how to scan and art direct at the same time, that’s all. Email me if you know how I can accomplish that!

While you’re waiting, here’s something for you to consider.

The NICU team team tally stands at $1,885 today this morning, towards their goal of $2,000. Think H & W readers can get them the rest of the way there? Even gifts of $5 will help towards that bottom line! Click here if you’d like to join in.

And of course, I have incentives.

Without having photo albums in front of me, I think I can put my hands on these gems:

Your choice of

A) a senior graduation photo from college (SERIOUS HAIR)

B) a “we’re on our way to a college formal dance” photo

C) a high school PROM photo

D) a photo of me circa 1984 when I thought it would be a great idea to have Farrah Fawcett layers? Even though I didn’t own a blow dryer? And I had wavy hair? And my mother assured me it wouldn’t be a good idea?

You can have any one of those photos (Leave your vote in the comments, and you are eligible to vote even if you already made your donation last week.) if the NICU team gets to $2,000.

In fact, if that happens, I will even let one of my sisters pick a bonus photo. You know, my younger sister Kate, who suffered with me as Bossy Older Sister? Who might pick the most embarrassing one ever as revenge?

You all are so incredibly generous, warm-hearted, thoughtful and sincere. My thanks to you, from the bottom of my heart. And think of those babies, those tiny, helpless babies that thank you, too.


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7 Responses to “Pat yourself on the back”

  1. B. Says:

    can;t wait to see the pics.

  2. AML Says:

    Yay Henry! NICU nurses and doctors in Jacksonville, Florida were also responsible for saving my sister’s two children – the same two kids who had me cheerfully exhausted after chasing them around for five days just a few weeks ago. A great cause even without the photos…but I certainly won’t say no to seeing them!

  3. carrievoris Says:

    Yahoo! I donated last week but would like to vote for the Farrah Fawcett-like hairdo, please!

    I am still searching for my horrific perm-gone-wrong photo to post…so that one may give me some inspiration!

  4. Sarah Says:

    I have the feeling I’ve seen B. Gonna go with A!

  5. Mike Says:

    I want to see all of them.

  6. Ellen Says:

    Hard to choose. But I’d love to see the prom photo! Just made my donation so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the team makes it to $2,000. I just feel that they will! 🙂

  7. ChiaLynn Says:

    Ooooh, lemme think… I always wanted the Farrah Fawcett look, too, but I had stick-straight hair, and didn’t actually understand that I needed long, layered bangs to do it. Never could understand why I couldn’t make that work.

    Maybe I should get my father to send me a copy of one of my prom pictures to scan – either the silver and white dress with the Disney Princess skirt (topped off with black-dyed hair in a Cleopatra cut, crimped because it was 1987 or ’88), or the metallic charcoal tiered skirt, topped off with black-dyed hair in a poodle perm (and standing in front of a tractor for good measure).

    (By the way, when I made my donation just now, Henry’s team was just a bit over $2,000 – I think the kid’s got a future in fundraising.)

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