|My favorite place - our backyard - ready for me to dawdle in|
The past couple of days actually felt like Spring. Robins frolicking in the backyard, pooping in my birdbaths, building nests in the non-fruit bearing cherry tree in our front yard.
|The daffodils have had a rough go of it this year but they're finally coming alive with their bright smiles of Spring|
Warm spring breezes caressing my wizened face. Shopping at BJ's sans jacket, smiles on local populace faces that say "Winter is FINALLY over!" But wait……snow is forecast for this Tuesday. Yes folks, you heard correctly. M.O.R.E. S.N.O.W. Holy smokes!
|The last snow in our backyard - cold|
Already we've received SEVEN times more snow than normal for this area of southern Delaware. Yes, you heard that right……SEVEN TIMES. Sure, I know we're a lot better off down here on the good old Delmarva peninsula than others areas of the country like say……Atlanta, Georgia that got a whole two inches of snow that closed that city and adjoining Interstate down but come on.
I'm still in wind down mode from the activities of the past few weeks. It is with a great sense of relief to know that never again ("Never say never") that I will never again do an event.
|Me (with sequined hat-what else?) at my 35th class reunion (and yes, I supplied the feather boas for my two female classmates, this was in 1994 - some things never change|
For the past seven years I have been heavily involved in organizing and working on pulling off either a family reunion, class reunion, or blogger reunion, affectionally called a "Bloggerpalooza." While all these activities are fun, it has come time folks for me to hang up my Event Planner Hat.
|Hey, I even do Bowling Banquets - this one I'm emceeing from from the Sixties|
I'm handing over the reins to others and retiring from the festivities. In fact, I'm not even attending my 55th class reunion this year in September. That's a first since my 20th class reunion.
|I have an hour videotape of this reunion - I really should transfer it to DVD|
And I have to saw, it is with a great sense of relief that I don't have one of these upcoming events looming on the horizon like I have had for the past too many years. Time to fade in the background folks.
|Ron - Event Planner - glitter and hard at work herding the cats = 1994 - 20 years ago!|
Years ago I used to make fun of my Mom and her ever ending rounds of doctor's appointments. Well, you know the old "What goes 'round comes 'round". Now that seems to be my life. Upcoming in my near future is a Sleep Test (which I am seriously considering canceling) and a stress test (I'll probably keep that one since I do have some minor heart problems as do both of my younger brothers). I think I've been able to put off the heart problems because I've kept my weight down unlike both of my brothers who put on quite the pounds over the years and are now paying the price. But this old ticker of mine has been beating away since November of 1941 and sooner or later…..it stops. Time to slow down folks and take stock and evaluate what is really important in my life and what is not. This is a subject I've addressed before in previous blog posts and will continue to do so in future blog posts. I have to set priorities with the limited time and energy that I have left.
|Yep, that's me (on the left) explaining to my classmate something in the class reunion booklet I put together - 2004 - 45th Class reunion|
I am fortunate that I have several people in my life who truly care about me and I will return their kindness and caring likewise. As for the negative in my life, I will leave those people and situations far behind like the man in a space suit who is launched into the infinite expanse of the universe. Gone.
|Downingtown High School 50th Class Reunion 2009 - where did all these old people come from?|
|Me and my fellow classmate Marlene R. at our 50th Class Reunion - she's gone now as are too many of my classmates - I used to have a schoolboy crush on Marlene - I told her about it at this reunion and she got a charge out of it|
|Marlene's reaction after I told her about my crush on her - SOOO embarrassing|
|Me (center) and Marlene) right - 1958 - yearbook photo - little did she know I was smitten by her - any wonder why she didn't take notice of me? Major Dork - that was me back then (and maybe still)|
Now the really observant will notice that I have a white beard at my 35th reunion but at my 50th my beard miraculously changes to brown. Amazing!