I hope everyone had a pleasant trip home. Carolyn and her helpers did a great job with everything at the reunion. It was my first reunion that I had attended so I didnt know exactly what to expect but it was even better than I could imagine. Kami and Mary were great and blended right in with everyone and did'nt act any different than anybody else. They were very friendly and made a lot of effort to try to talk and sign autographs for everyone. I would like to give Tom V and his sister who were seated at our table for their kindness and keeping it quiet about my mother who died shortly after we got to Lynchburg on Friday night. My wife and I did'nt want anyone to feel awkward around us or give us any special attention during the reunion. Mom was in a nursing home and had, had several mini strokes so the news was'nt unexpected. We knew also that there was'nt any reason to rush back home because there was'nt going to be any visitation until Tuesday and the funeral was Wednesday. Mom was 83 years old and did'nt have any quality of life so now she is in a better place. Thanks again Carolyn Grinnell for all of your hard work and it was nice meeting you too Dianne. I hope if things work out, we will be able to see you all next year.
David - I'm finally back home. So glad you enjoyed the reunion. You and Marlene, and Matt and Nancy Dillon were just great! (These folks sat at our table.) I'm glad I got to meet you all. I'm so sorry about your mother's passing, David. I must have talked to at least 3 other people at the reunion who had a mother who was very ill or had just recently passsed on. I guess that's one of the problems we all have to eventually face.
Glad you made it home safe. Yes the loss of our parents is usually part of everyones life. My Dad died in 1997 at age 84. Death is part of life so a person just has to go on till their time comes. Maybe we can meet again some day, at another reuion or something.