What Do You Give The Man Who Has…
Dylan Ward, or as he’s known to those in the DC criminal justice system and at Superior Court as CF1-026996, celebrates his 39th birthday today.
There was no way we’d let this day go by without sharing. We’re sometimes tardy, but we never forget. 39 years old; the Jack Benny birthday. Ah, youth… Two of us here at wrmw.com have socks older than that.
How may the birthday boy mark the occasion? Will he, Joe and Victor again celebrate at Halo like in May of 2007, 10 months after Robert Wone’s brutal murder?
We don’t think they’ll be at Rehoboth for the long weekend. A trip across state lines would require the them to notify the DC Court’s Pretrial Services for a trip to Delaware.
Judge Frederick Weisberg kicked off the festivities early on Friday and gave Dylan perhaps the best gift of all: another 350 days of freedom.
Perhaps the Washington Post will check in at some point with a belated gift. It’s not just everyone who gets treatment in there; that’s an honor that has to be earned and maybe Dylan will get a new clipping for his scrapbook. The Post did give small ink on the trial date being set in yesterday’s edition: a 100-word brief on page 3 of the Metro section.
Some say that any ink is good ink, and Wilde once remarked that, “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” Well, people seem to be talking now. Everyone except of course for Joe, Victor and our birthday boy.
What other presents might be in store for the birthday boy? Feel free to offer additional suggestions.
From Joe and Victor: Continued silence, a replacement cutlery set, ear plugs so his sleep isn’t disturbed by commotion, replacement of his library of S&M manuals that were confiscated by police, replacements for all those sex toys that were confiscated by police.
From Schertler & Onorato: A deep discount on the next 12 months of legal bills.
From Assistant US Attorney Glenn Kirchner: A bulls-eye.
From the DC MPD: More lethargy and amateurish investigative work.
From Sarah Morgan: More thanks for coming between her longtime friend Victor and his domestic partner Joe.
From the gang at Miami Shores: Promises to book more massages. They’ll call you, honest.
From eyecandydvds.com: The run of the house.
From his local pharmacy: Discounts on sleeping pills and anti-depressants.
From his friends and family: Continued contributions to the legal defense fund.
And lastly, from the jury that will hear your case: Rapt attention and their civic responsibility to judge your fairly.
We will soon mark the birthday of a man that Dylan knew very well. A man who celebrated his 30th birthday at the home of Joe and Victor and which Dylan may also have attended. A man whose life was cut short having been butchered just a few feet away from where Dylan allegedly slept on that August night in 2006.
A man who has brought us all here today.