After two years of blogging, I am now retiring Chimp Trainer's Daughter, while honoring the memory of Detroit Zoo chimpanzee Jo Mendi II.
Unbeknownst to either of us at the time, we shared so many common experiences in the 1950s.
The lessons continue.
Dawn (Brown) Forsythe
Update, February 2, 2013:
Some of you may remember Gilda Radner's wonderful character, Emily Litella. Emily would make a heartfelt statement on SNL news, and get really wrapped up in it, only to find she had misunderstood. She then turned to the camera and, in a meek voice, squeaked out "Never mind."
I need to make my Emily Litella statement.
After announcing the blog's "retirement," a lot of people reminded me why I began this in the first place. I had lost heart -- but the comments and encouragement I've received in the past couple of days have gotten my blood flowing again. I am changing the retirement to a short hiatus.
So. "Never mind."
The blog will be back. Thanks for reminding me what is at stake.