Thursday, June 2, 2011

Make Way for...

Ducklings, Bruins and Nurses.

"Make Way for Ducklings" is a fantastic children's picture book, first published in 1941 and written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey.  The book chronicles the story of a pair of mallard ducks who decide to raise their family on a small island in the pond at nearby Boston Public Garden.

In October of 1987, a bronze statue depicting Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings was placed nearby that same pond.  The work was by local artist, Nancy Schon.  I understand that there is a similar piece in Moscow (gift of Mrs. Bush to Raisa Gorbachev in 1991).

Through the years, some have had fun with the sculpture, including dressing them up to commemmorate the fact that our Boston Bruins (last night's loss... ugh) are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in over 20 years.

The photo below is a clever photoshop version of the ducks in honor of our great nurses.

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