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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:28 AM

 

Rachel Maddow and the Secret Service Ducklings



Squeee.

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Reply Rachel Maddow and the Secret Service Ducklings (Original post)
kaitcat Mar 2012 OP
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Response to kaitcat (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:44 AM

1. This is an old Washington ritual. Goes back decades. Probably the nicest,

most humane thing that happens in this town.

Happens in Boston, too, if I remember my bedtime stories correctly.



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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:17 AM

2. "Must see" in the Boston Public Gardens

When you take the kiddies for a ride on the Swan Boats....


Make Way for Ducklings
Boston Public Garden, Boston
Bronze on Old Boston cobblestones
Friends of the Boston Public Garden Boston
Height: 38" Length:35’
Installed October. 4, 1987.


It was 1985 when Suzanne DeMonchaux, an urban planner asked me if I would like to put a bronze sculpture of “Make Way for Ducklings” into the Boston Public Garden.
Therein lies a long tale of her proposal writing, our meeting and working with Robert McCloskey, of acquiring the sponsorship of the Friends of the Boston Public Garden, of having my design accepted by the Boston Art Commission, the Landmarks Commission and the Parks and Recreation Department.
Then there was the problem, as always, of fund raising. It took two years to go through this process but on October 4, 1987 a bronze sculpture of Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings was installed on old Boston cobblestones.
I treasure time that I spend standing near the sculpture and watching all the children hug, kiss, climb on and feed the ducks. How fortunate I am to have made this sculpture which, thanks to Mr. McCloskey, has given so much pleasure to so many.

http://www.schon.com/public/ducklings-boston.php

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Response to kaitcat (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:32 PM

3. How lovely. Thanks for sharing. It is a feel good story.

 

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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:31 PM

4. Nothing cuter than ducklings!

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Response to kaitcat (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:42 PM

5. This thread need a cuteness alert.

This is too cute.

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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 07:59 AM

6. They're just so cute!

 

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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:44 PM

7. Loved this!

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