Today’s sad, sad passing of Harper Lee gives one team some important points with only 10 days to go in the 2016 pool! Team Digger O’Dell, led by Kathy, gets a new 16 points, 11 for Harper’s 89 years and an extra 5 for the single shot.
It would be silly to try to write about Harper when she can summarize her own perfection in this quote from Scout:
“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
Congrats to Kathy. Insincerely, Commissioners Satan and Missy