Those are the paraphrased words and the verbatim sentiment expressed to Francis Mason thirty years ago by a production crew hand who worked Martha Graham’s New York seasons. He was grateful for the generous tip that Graham customarily lavished on her stage crew. Graham’s company itself was in perpetual straits.
I thought of this again today as I read Alexi Jenkins at Common Dreams, who states that “it is low-income communities that provide for their own needs. As The Atlantic reports, the poorest Americans give the most. While the wealthiest Americans donate only 1.3 percent of their income, the poorest donate 3.2 percent on average, and less affluent zip codes give more relative to their richer neighbors.”