Friday, August 17, 2012


In anticipation of our one year Crap-iversary coming up in September, we plan to order more Jack car magnets like the ones we had made last fall. The blue ribbon reminds us of the beautiful ribbons hung up around our town, and even around the country, after the accident. Jack's Bible verse reminds us that, "With God, Nothing is Impossible."

If you would like one, I would be honored to mail it to you. This is a gift. If you would like to make a smallish($5?) donation to Jack's Memorial Fund in order to defay the cost of the magnet and shipping, that would be fine but it is not necessary.

This is the fund we use to make donations to various charities in Jack's name, and Margaret is the driving force behind all of those decisions.

Here's the address:

Jack Harris Donaldson Memorial Fund
Apple Federal Credit Union
PO Box 1200
Fairfax, VA 22038-1200

So, if you would like a "Jack Magnet," just email me your address at and I'll have one made for you.



Kate Coveny Hood said...

I expect one when we have lunch! Don't forget to bring it.

prenni5 said...

I am mailing my check in tomorrow for 4 magnets please. :) Thank you for sharing this with us non-locals. ;)
Love You,

Annabelle said...

oh Anna,

Buckle up Sister.

I think you're in for an amazing ride...(please keep us posted on how many go out...i'm giggling already)

Anonymous said...

Anna, I have been thinking about you a lot lately. September is going to be rough and I will keep you and yours in my prayers and thoughts throughout. I hope you feel the extra love coming your way in the coming weeks.

Alexandra said...

A year.

Oh, Anna, it must feel more like 50.

We love you.

Stimey said...

I still have a blue ribbon for your Jack tied in the tree in front of my house. It is small, but I see it every time I back out and I think of him.

Liz P. said...

Anna, I am living proof that you will come out on the other side. But the time in between is very rough. God bless you on your journey, I am so sorry.

Love to you and your family, Liz

Anonymous said...

I still see ribbons around town, with some replaced with fresh ones over the months. Although we are strangers, I think of Jack and his family every day because those blue ribbons do not fade into the background. Each and every time I see them I think of all 4 of you.

spedhead said...

Oh my goodness I have a feeling you are going to be very busy at the post office. We all love Jack and your family and love the idea of honoring him any way we can.

Theresa O said...

Anna - Mine has been on my car since the day it arrived in the mail, and is there to stay!! My heart goes out to all of you with the upcoming sh!tty month ahead. Many Blessings and hugs....

Lisa said...

I absolutely love that verse. I have adopted it as my own. Thinking of you and will lift you and your family in prayer over the next few weeks...well, even more than usual.

anymommy said...

September is a hard month for remembering in my family too. I will be with you in my thoughts and in my heart.

Unknown said...

September just plain sucks. I'm sorry you know this pain. Praying

Unknown said...

I've been thinking about you guys non-stop (and we're on vacation too!). I even had a dream about you. This anniversary sucks.

And I would like a magnet please. I'll donate directly to a charity - maybe the grief camp - as checks are not possible for me.

Love you. Hang in there. Gulp.

Unknown said...

I kind of like your word- crapiversary. All of the sids sites call it their angelverary. A very nice word for an utterly horrific day. I call it D-Day. Most think I'm a little ummm, dark. Yeah

for a different kind of girl said...

Dear Anna, I've been a horrible blog commenter of late as I've stepped out of the world a bit, but I've been reading you faithfully, just as I've been thinking of you and your family as the days get closer. Sending love your way.

(thanks for finding me on Twitter...I'm a horrible participant there of late, too, but I'm glad we're connected there!)

Anonymous said...

Why American men should boycott American women

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American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

Tens of millions of American men have had their lives completely destroyed by American women through the following crimes:

1. False rape accusations (it has been proven that up to 80 percent of rape accusations are FALSE)

2. False domestic violence (DV) charges (same as above)

3. False sexual harassment charges (men are now afraid to even talk to women in the office because all it takes is one woman to make up a false sexual harassment charge and then the man's career is finished)

4. Financial destruction of men in divorce courts through alimony and support payments (women get up to 95 percent of their ex-husband's income and savings, as well as the house, car, etc)

5. Emotional destruction of men by ex-wives who have stolen their children from them and forbidden the fathers from having custody or contact with their own children

6. Divorced dads who commit suicide as a result

99.9 percent of American and western women are liars, hypocrities, and criminals, who support women committing crimes against men. Women refuse to condemn their fellow women who destroy men's lives. Silence means consent. Therefore, American women support and enjoy destroying men's lives and causing men to commit suicide. Apparently, American women think it is okay to be a criminal, just as long as you are a woman. Therefore, is it any surprise that a huge percent of American men no longer want anything to do with American women, other than using them for easy sex and then throwing them away?

A few more reasons to stay away from American women?

-25 percent of American women take psychiatric drugs for mental illnesses.
-25 percent of women under the age of 30 have at least one STD.
-85 percent of divorces in America are INITIATED by women, thus women are responsible for the vast majority of divorces.
-70 percent of criminals in America were raised by single mothers, thus feminism is responsible for most crime in America.
-The majority of child molestation, child abuse, and child murder in America is done by WOMEN.

Over 50 percent of American women are single, without a boyfriend or husband; so the fact is most American men no longer want to marry American women. Let these worthless American women grow old living alone with their 10 cats.


spedhead said...

Hmmmm... Not sure why that troll thought your blog was an okay place to post an anti women tirade BUT I am happy to say that it only took me a week and a half to buy stamps at the post office and a check is on its way to you. Have a nice night.

{sue} said...

I would love a magnet. I'll send you a check with my address!

Jen said...


A mutual friend shared your Words With Friends post & I have been reading ever since (including the prior posts). I have kept your family in my prayers. I wanted to let you know I saw a mini van the other day with Jack's magnet, then today was driving down Lawyers Rd & saw blue ribbons everywhere. It made me smile because I thought of your Jack & his sweet smile. I hope you realize how many people he has touched, not only in life, but even after through your words. That allows him to live on.
Thinking of you & your family at this difficult time.