I’m on jet plane heading back to NOLA after attending the standing room only funeral for Herman Daly at the Methodist Church on Columbus. A great and (somewhat!) humble person who returned to his community after his Ivy education and MIT grad school could have taken him anywhere. ,But he decided to work towards breaking barriers, increasing programs for kids and just being a great part of the neighborhood. We always enjoyed his company at the Big House, and appreciated their coming to our wedding.
A true shame.
Very nice of Angela Menino to come. There were hosts of community leaders and politicians, Sen. Wilkerson, Councilor Flaherty, and Tim Cahill were announced to speak. For unexplained reasons Mr. Flaherty did not show, but Treasurer Cahill was very moving in talking about his friendship with Hermann. Reverend Mclee was great as always, bringing tears and smiles and a call to have Boston reflect the multicultural audience. Wonderful music, singing, and a sense of community.
Like everyone says to a widow, I told Elisa if you need anything-just call. I didn’t expect to hear from her on Sunday morning at 8:30!!! But thanks to our wonderful recent torrents, her basement was flooding. I went over and was greeted at the door, and I said “you thought I really meant that???”, we had a good laugh and quickly fixed the problem. If you know her at all, be a good neighbor and visit, or drop a card or invite her out. Or, buy a condo from her through Gibson Domain Domain!
Donations can be made to Urban Dreams in care of Herman Daly.