I have just returned from two weeks of heat and humidity.
No, I wasn't in the tropics.
I was in the lovely Midwest.... my old stomping grounds. As family
lore has it, once I was old enough to know better, I said to my parents,
"You mean we don't have to live here?"
The cold, endless winters and
long, mosquito filled summers got the best of me. I moved away when I
went to college and never looked back. Except of course for every year
when I would return to visit family and friends. As the years have passed,
both my family and my friends' families have expanded. I love hanging out
with them all and I have to admit, a lemon lime arctic freeze from Dairy Queen
is on my top ten list.
This year I experienced an added
bonus. A $5K bonus to be exact. My friend from HS runs the RBC Dain
Rauscher Foundation - the community foundation arm of RBC Wealth Management.
Martha, and RBC has always been a big supporter of the underdog.
When I told Martha about the number of children that First Book - SF LAB
gives books to - these books are often the first to be owned by the kids - she
immediately jumped on board. When I got back to SF after my trip not only
was the blessed fog waiting for me but so was the check.
Thanks Martha and RBC Wealth
Management - you guys rock! You've made so many kids so happy.