Roaming the Region
(aka Gloater), RVC Region 3
Today (or at least the day Iím writing this) is Memorial
Day. Many homes in my neighborhood and throughout the city are decorated with
the American Flag and most cemeteries are colored with an abundance of flowers.
This weekend in Washington D.C., our Nation finally got around to dedicating a
World War II memorial recognizing our fallen veterans. Too bad it couldnít have
been a few years earlier, then my Dad and countless others who served during
that infamous time could have seen it before they died. We should be thankful
every day for the commitment these past and present military men and women have
made to ensure the freedom that we appear to take for granted. Bless them one
All in all May has been a pretty hectic month for me. On
the Friday the 14th I gave my wife a surprise birthday party, which was a
mini-RG in itself. There were about 45 Mensans from Ohio and surrounding states
that socialized and played games, the last die-hards leaving late Sunday
afternoon. For the first time since Iíve known her, she was truly at a loss for
words. Revenge is sweetóshe surprised me several
years ago so it was my turn to get even.
Two days later, I was given a separation package from Qwest.
They will pay me full pay and benefits for two months and then a severance
benefit that should last until the end of the year. So I guess now would be a
good time to officially retire. Terry says itís the best birthday present she
could have hoped for though I think I still have to get used to it. At least
now I can start making some of the mid-week functions throughout the region.
I have scheduled a newcomerís party in Toledo for June and
plan on attending the 1st Thirstday gathering in Rochester, NY next week. Those
were the last two groups that I hadnít visited so far in Region 3. Now I guess
itís time to start over again for my second year. Let me know if there is some
function your group is having that youíd like me to attend.
Happy 4th of July (and you can display those beautiful
stars and stripes again).
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