The family and I spent a dope Friday night making new friends and hanging out with old ones at the Justin Fishell Memorial Fund Crab Feast fundraising event. This was our first time attending, but it is an annual event that has been going on for five years now.
Justin Fishell died in a motorcycle accident in 2011 leaving a wife and two small kids behind. Originally the foundation was set up to take care of his children, however, they weren’t in need of the money raised. To honor his life they kept the foundation going and they began to help support minor children in the state of Maryland that have lost a parent to a vehicular accident. Not everyone has a support system to carry them during difficult times so it is really dope that they step in.
In May of 2013 two of our dear friends, Herb and Caleb died in a motorcycle accident while riding together. Caleb left a wife and daughter (age 1) behind and the Herb left two small sons behind. It’s clear that motorcycle accidents have devastating consequences and so many injured or the loved ones of those who did not survive such an accident may want to pursue justice for the victim by taking legal action against the negligent party; people like motorcycle accident attorneys in Austin, or wherever the accident takes place, are often contacted in such situations. The Justin Fishell Memorial Fund honored the life of our friends and provided child care assistance for their kids. I’ve never really talked about the boys or their accident on the blog, but these guys were really good friends to Babe. Their deaths really shook things up for us…
Two motorcyclists were killed Thursday night in an accident near Brandywine, police say. Maryland State Police says the accident, which happened at about 11 p.m. near the intersection of Route 301 and Short Cut Road, involved two motorcycles and a minivan.
According to law enforcement sources, the motorcyclists were traveling in a group of six bikers and they were going fast. When a minivan pulled broadside into their path, the two bikers hit the van so hard it flipped three times. The two riders were killed instantly. They have been identified as Caleb Williams and Herby Bolick, Jr. of Upper Marlboro. – WJLA
We joined Caleb’s family this year for the event. They had unlimited crabs, food, dessert, drinks, open bar, DJ, photo-booth and more. We ate until our hearts were content. We bid on some raffles and door prizes and danced the night away.
This is our friend Caleb’s widow and her daughter along with Justin’s widow and her daughter. This is a club that nobody wants to be a member of but you know someone is helping you get through it. A great friendship was born out of tragedy.
It was a warm feeling to see so many people (it was a sold out event) supporting all of the families and donating to future families. LittleCuteLips took a break from dancing to snap a picture with us. The Manchild was with us as well, but we found out the hard way he is allergic to shellfish. Thank God I keep Benadryl on me.
We had a good time, we ate until our guts were ready to bust. Then we were entertained with live music and then a DJ.
LittleCuteLips hit the dance floor with Daddy.
This was such a cute moment the photographer caught of us.
The girls had fun at the photo booth. It takes three pictures back to back, so we had to help them change their look before they ran out of time.
It is not easy to quickly style two demanding five-year-old girls.
We pulled it off.
Then we got in on the action too.
LittleCuteLips partied herself out!