You have to admit we have been quite a crew. I still remember picking up Ellen, MK knew her right away. Poor Vic driving around a strange town, no idea where we are going. Anyone that knows Vic, knows he plans everything. Routes being a major plan and suddenly he is in a car racing for an airport to meet people we had no clue what they looked like. Still trying to remember who it was that said she would be the one with only one boob. Talk about
a blonde moment.tee hee All I could think of was to hang a lemon around my neck and hope incoming friends would connect the lemon with lemonz. But being women naturally all turned out well. I can still remember all the pretty decorating Betty did to the hotel. That poor girl at the desk was a really good sport. I just wonder how many of us remembered to e mail her. I think the blondest thing I did on that trip was when we were going out to eat, Vic said we better hurry, Sara's husband is in the car, we rush out and jump in the back and he just looks and starts the car and next thing I know he is calling Sara to tell her he has her passengers. I did not know, she had her car there also. Talk about
embarrassed, but I must say she is married to one fabulous guy. He was the best tour director. I learned more about
Louisville during that ride that I could have learned reading all day. Then after lunch we got in the car with Sara and we were going to Churchill Downs and got lost. She hands me her GPS and says "do you know how to work one of these?"First one I had ever seen back then. Who knew Churchill was hidden inside the town. Candy, I agree with you, the newbies should figure out how to meet, bond and pull each other through this. Women have a remarkable ability to really be there when we need each other. When you have met, it only makes it stronger. Kathy maybe you can organize the newbies and figure out something. Believe me its a trip you will never forget. I will always be so glad I was able to make that gathering. I will never forget that feeling of sharing we all had. Thankfully, from there, I was able to go up to Indiana and meet Shell. I am forever grateful that the ladies made the gathering that close to her house. A few hours and I got to deliver a hug in person from all of us, as she was to ill to make it to Louisville. I am also soooooo happy that I went because I got to meet Cathi, I have no idea how I would have done without her. She is so level headed. I am waiting for a bill for all the advice she has given me. None of these close relationships would have been possible without a gathering and I strongly recommend the newbies think about
it. Its so nice when you see a post from someone and you can picture their face and the wonderful smiles and jokes and the great time we had. I know I am not alone when I say we really enjoyed every minute. I really had my blonde moment when I was staying at a hotel outside of South Bend and went to pay my bill and she offered me a discount on any mid western hotel. I told her I never drive in the midwest, and she turned and informed me I was in the midwest. Who knew! I thought midwest was out west. Of course it was graduation day for Notre Dame and every parent was standing there listening to this not so intelligent person making a fool of herself yet again. LOL Bev you were really a pleasure to meet. Now every time I read your posts I think of you and your wonderful smile. These are the things that make a gathering so special. I hope all the newbies get to experience it. Thanks to all of you for posting your congrats and I know Jo-Ann would have posted that story she has been promising if her dinosaur had not expired. I know all of us are knocked just a little bit harder because we got to met Fran and her wonderful family. Love to all Joyce
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.
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