The weather was perfect (although the trees hadn't even begun to "turn") , the food was great.....the camaraderie was wonderful...the only thing missing was the "crowd." Over the past few years, it would be rare when our dining room contained fewer than 50 people. This year only 25 showed up.
When I got my first glimpse of Don Richards, I thought I had discovered the reason for the poor turnout, but then realized the sign he was wearing was from the late '50's...so that wasn't the answer.
I never thought that I'd miss straining to talk over the noise of a room full of "old timers" from "those exciting days of yesteryear." (Thank you, Lone Ranger)
But I did.
|Emil Franks, Florence and Buddy Belote|
|Ralph Miaska and wife|
|Stan Guttenburg Bob Oberlander|
|Steve King and Bob O.|
|The Jim Hargreaves and the Danny Mckinneys and Bill Calder's back|
|Tony and Lee|
|Doris Fausey and Lee|
She says she will!
However, she has to guarantee a certain number of people will show up to reserve the room.
Was this year's attendance just an anomaly, or are we, as a group, at that point of ..............?
Drop me an email and I'll pass your comments on to Doris as well......and get your thoughts.