I haven't said a word about this in my own blog as, for reasons that will be apparent, I didn't wish to seem to promote it.
Over the past two weeks, I have been the object of great generosity. Selma, a reader of QueerJoe's and (thanks to Joe) a reader of mine* got it into her head that I ought to see the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York. They thought, moreover, that my way ought to be paid as a sort of scholarship.
And so Joe set up a fund through his blog, the Fresh Air Group (FAG) for Franklin. Now, to my great delight and greater surprise, I'm going to Rhinebeck.
This must be the RAOK to end RAOKs. I'm stunned.
There is talk of doing this again, next year, for another person and I hope it will happen, because I'd like to contribute to it.
At present, I guess all I can do is write a heartfelt "thank you." And pray when these warm, witty and intelligent people meet me, they won't ask for their money back.
*Although she may stop reading me if I don't get my frigging post about Lily Chin finished.