Doing the Time Warp
Well, the reunion weekend is now past. To all of you who went to the expense and effort to come back to Knoxville for the event (Don, Juan, Lisa, Jane and Benny), I want to say a big THANK YOU. It was great to have the chance to visit with you again. For those in town, I appreciate your making the effort to be a part of the events.
Debbie, I’m sure the Good Lord will forgive your taking the time to join us for brunch on Sunday. “In as much as you have done it unto one of the least of these, you have done it unto Me.” I have to believe that He is proud of us when we make sacrifices for each other. Janice, though I know it must have been a struggle for you to come to Saturday’s dinner, the weekend wouldn’t have been complete without your being there. Thank you, Larry, for bringing her and for joining the festivities. To Pat who supplied a wonderful meeting place for Saturday’s daytime meeting and for Saturday’s night at the movies, a special thanks. It was a wonderful facility that I really enjoyed. To Roger who has always been a big part of my life and our company’s entourage, I’m glad you would join us. To Vickie, who finally after all these years can now lay down the responsibility for keeping the books and being the historian of the group, and Steve, your presence was a necessary and welcomed part of the weekend. To Sharon Miller, our financial guru and gardian angel, it was delightful that you would join us for Saturday’s dinner.
For those who couldn’t attend (Carol Medlang, Carol McNeil, Jim Kessler, Susan McNamee, Chip Emerson and Ron and Charlotte Klieman), we missed you and thought of you often during the weekend. And especially, to Bill Kessler, this was the kind of weekend you would have reveled in. I am glad that Pat brought the picture of you to Saturday’s activities. We all felt, and continue to feel, your loving arms around us in one of your famous hugs.
I am proud to have been a part of such a wonderful group for all those years and to continue to be a part of it even though we have now gone on to different things. What we learned from each other and shared together continues to influence not just us but all those with whom we come into contact. Email is so effortless and cheap; we shouldn’t lose touch with each other now that the reunion is past. You can still send messages to the distribution list when you have news of successes, pleas for support, and the joy of achievements that you want to share. I love you all.
To help you recall the event, the photo site now has 46 pictures from the various events. By the time you read this, there’ll be a 47th. When I finish this post, I’m going to scan the picture from our get together those many years ago at Lord Lindsey’s and post it to the web.
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Until the next time …