Backstory: John Hoslett, as very dear friend to both Jane and me, recently retired and moved to Connecticut. I met Hos (pronounced Hoz) at my second job out of college and over the years our lives intersected through various employment and social events, but most consistently through volleyball. For many, many years we were part of a group who played pickup games of beach volleyball on Wednesday nights during the summer. We affectionately called ourselves the MotherEffing Sandpipers, and thus Hos’s t-shirt in the cartoon. (One time a deranged man stumbled right through a game, pausing his rant on various injustices perpetrated upon him by unfaithful women to call us all a bunch of mothereffing sandpipers. We played on with nobody acknowledging him, and he walk away without incident, but the name stuck.) Hos is a natural and generous teacher, and nearly all Jane and I know about volleyball comes from him. Some of the wisdom he dispensed came from his hippie days when he learned the game, a sample of which is included in the cartoon. (Turns out, hippies were really competitive!)
So in honor of our friend, I’m calling out all those who know him (and especially the MFSs) to bid this up! Auctioning begins on eBay today and goes through May 19. Check out the gallery or go directly to mine and make a bid!
The NF Doodle auction is a fundraising event to benefit NF, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF). Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that affects one in every 2,500 births. NF is more common than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease combined. Funds raised from the Doodle Day auction will go to support education, advocacy, coalitions, and research for treatments and a cure. For more specifics and links, check out: http://www.doodle4nf.org/