Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday Things: Toys for Tots and SFMOMA

Please join us at the Boston Book Festival on October 27 at 1pm.  We'll be in the Boston Public Library Commonwealth here for details.

I was pleased to cross Thursday Thing #99 off our list this afternoon; we recently donated money to Toys for Tots.

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is, in their own words, "to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted."

All children ought to have toys for Christmas, folks.  I don't know why I haven't donated to this organization before, but I'm going to make giving them money an annual habit from here on out.  For those of you who would like to do the same, click here.


We visited the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) while in San Francisco last week.  This was the first art museum we've been to in at least two years.  The girls are now the perfect age to appreciate masterpieces on display.  We hope to visit at least four more art museums over the next few years (Thursday Thing #70).

Four lovely hours were spent gazing at the works of Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Rothko, Pollock, and others.

Alex and Sage contemplate Andy.

Our trip included visits to other popular tourist destinations and was educational in many different ways.  Late tomorrow evening, I'll write of the good, the very good, and the heartbreaking.

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