The Bumper Sticker

photo 2My friend Sherry’s son Ranse died of a massive stroke when he was 35.  It was 5 years ago this past Mother’s day when he was stricken while playing competitive beach volleyball.

Ranse loved playing competitive beach volleyball almost more than anything in the world and he was an excellent and fierce competitor.

Sherri now manages a yearly early June volleyball tournament at Captain Bill’s in Wilmington, NC. The tournament benefits a scholarship fund started by one of Ranse’s friends after his death.

This year at the tournament they came within a couple of hundred dollars of their goal and the other day someone made a donation that tipped it over the $25,000 investment trigger for the endowment’s use for volleyball scholarships at UNCW! Yippeeee!!

Another of Ranse’s friends–Ranse had many friends, and many, many best friends–he was that kind of guy. Anyway, one of these friends, since 4th grade, knew about the  tournament in Ranse’s honor was undecided about whether he should go.

This friend happens to live in my town of Clemmons. He was riding around in his car in   a few weeks ago and saw a familiar sticker on the bumper of the car in front of him.photo 2

Live Simple Play Hard–Ranse’s logo.

Seeing this iconic logo was the sign he needed.

When he saw Sherry at the tournament, he told her about the bumper sticker and how it had made up his mind for him.

Guess who’s car that bumper sticker was on!!  Yep. C’est moi.   😉

Author: Margaret Huntley Harrison

I’m a painter using my gifts to transform the seemingly ordinary into the beautiful and extraordinary. What I love more than anything is tracking down, creating, and spreading the beauty in our amazing world! And I LOVE helping you find and spread your beauty into your home, your family and your world. Art for sale: fineartamerica.com Margaret Huntley Harrison

2 thoughts on “The Bumper Sticker”

  1. That was such a cool “Ranse” moment! He’s always sending us little signs that he’s very much still with us!!

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