Friday, November 30, 2007

School of Life, bicycle gangs and Queen

When I was a kid, I lived in Huntington, WV. Easy on the incest jokes. My family and I lived in little neighborhood with rolling hills, a 7-11, two grocery stores one elementary school, and of course I had friends from said ‘hood. One friend, Dave Elmore, who was a year older than I was, lived a street over. He’d come over and we’d lip sync to Queen’s We Will Rock You/We are the Champions. He’d also swim in our pool, and we had a bicycle gang with other kids in the ‘hood. For some reason, our gang mantra was something like: we turn our hats at midnight. Don’t ask. Because I don’t remember. We also played little league baseball and basketball together. Today, it was brought to my attention (I haven’t talked to him in like 100 years) that he is down in Roatan, Honduras; he has started a non-profit last year called SOL (School of Life) International Foundation. Their mission: SOL (School of Life) International Foundation is working to initiate and support community-based programs designed to promote education and increase the quality of life in developing areas.
Check out their website. Help if you can.
Click here for a recent article on Dave.

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hannah said...

Great post. Are you getting in touch with him? Also, the kids will make a small contribution.