Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"He Ain't Heavy, Father...



...He's M' Brother"

The quotation inscribed on this statue in Boys Town is the motto adopted by founder, Father Flanagan for his mission of providing a positive environment for troubled youth.

B is the letter this week for ABC Wednesday and in the city of Omaha, nothing is more appropiate for B than Boys Town. It has been an Omaha institution since its beginnings in 1917. Father Flanagan and his followers established and developed a very successful child-care model for helping wayward youth (girls and boys) find their way in life. More about its fascinating history and programs here.

Contributor to ABC Wednesday

8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a great post for the B Day, Raf! Marvelous captures as always! Hope you're enjoying a great summer!

Sylvia

Jenn said...

That is a great post for letter B. The sculpture is not only awesome, it touches the hearts of those who see it, too.

I have two ABC Wednesday posts for this week, you can check it HERE and HERE. Happy mid-week to you!

photowannabe said...

Outstanding. this is a wonderful original post. Thanks for recognizing Boys Town.

Tumblewords: said...

Superb B post!

Julie said...

That is a most expressive statue, Raf. How are you going? Long time no hear. You health is okay?

Roger Owen Green said...

good choice.
I remember a Final JEOPARDY! years ago, and no one got Father Flanigan!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

jay said...

I've heard of the Boys' Towns - what a great idea they are! And it's a wonderful statue too.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Manang Kim said...

I love this one, the words touches the core of our being. Thanks for sharing!

ABC Wednesdsay~B