No surprise, the passing of loved ones is on my mind. Thence I was both tickled and admiring of an obituary Susan chanced upon in the Vineyard Gazette (Martha's Vineyard, 09.02). The deceased was Stanley Murray, and the guidance to mourners was as follows: "In lieu of flowers, please buy some coffee for the person behind you in line at Dippin' Donuts or Espresso Love and tell them it's from Stan."
(As I guess is apparent, Dippin' Donuts and Espresso Love are many Vineyarders' favorite morning coffee hangouts—including yours truly when I'm "on island.")
(Also, I suppose this dovetails nicely with my recent Post on MBWA. Intimate human touches are the glue that holds communities together—and enterprises, too.)