John (Tonka) Edmonds rolled through Hopkinton last week, just before the snow began to fall on the weekend. We spent a couple of days together catching up on his travels and experiences - looks like he may be heading back up to Quebec for another parish assignment - what fun to catch up and, of course, dip into our respective memory banks to tell tall tales of days of yore. Contributing to that were the stories of Bill Monroe (Wabun in 40's) who came over for dinner with wife, Debbie. With all of the story telling we have all done, it's remarkable to find and share those yet untold.
Whenever the Reverend stops in for a visit, Marg and I pick his brains for hints on technology. He's given us some major hints on how to safeguard our byte holdings
Here's what graced us during Tonka's stay - taken Saturday morning.
Then, 24 hours later - -
Speaking of football, our Wabun friend, Dave Thompson, who was honored as Athletic Director of the Year in the State of Ohio, left me a text message Friday night to tell me that his Hartley Hawks had won their last game of the season and had gone undefeated for the first time in the school's history The team is also seeded # 1 in their conference as they go into the playoffs in hopes of repeating their State Championship of 2010 - Good Luck, Dave. Maybe you can now turn your attentions to softball and urge our Wabun team into such prominence in the Temagami Community.
Last little note: if any of you happen to be in the Big Apple this weekend (also New York Marathon weekend) please know you are invited to the Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington, at 3:30 PM on Saturday for our annual New York City Reunion. It looks like we'll have quite a crowd there this year - attendance is boosted by doubling up with a Queen of Hearts performance that night - the Queens are a vocal group in which my sister, Helen participates - lots of four-part harmony, upbeat country. They will also be performing at the Roger Smith at 8:00 PM on Saturday. The next Wabun Reunion will be in Boxborough, MA on Sunday, November 13th at 2:30 - also typically a large, multi-generational get-together - please get in touch with me for details.
Cheers to all,