22 May 2007

Hi Folks,

I never thought I'd be writing another "Dick's Ramblins", but happenings at our 20th Reunion Golf and Dinner (and other stuff) 2006 induced me to do it.

Folks, I don't know if any of you have experienced humility and pride at the same time, I have, and all of you are responsible.  I must confess I didn't know what was going on, I was engaged in conversation with my daughter and grandson and heard the applause, then Jimmy Gebhardt patted me on the back and said "this is for you".  I was flabbergasted, taken completely by surprise and felt so humble and so full of pride at the same time I probably didn't react as I should have.

I've had some really great experiences in the PE&R Branch and as a result have met and shared experiences with a large number of really special people and it continues on.

What you accorded me at our 20th, last year will always be with me as a very special time in my life "Because of what we do and how we do it, we are a very special breed".

Thank you


P.S.  See you on 8th June for our 21st "Holy Mackerel" is it that many?  Let's keep it going, it is a really great gathering of really great people.