May 1st, 2007
Spring Greetings to Shipmates &
If we fill ten or more rooms, the Hospitality Room is free. Otherwise, there will be a nominal charge. So, come if you can, if you can’t... send somebody. *just kidding*
All trips/events of the Reunion will be determined by how many people are interested. As you know, age prevents us from “leaping tall buildings” as once. We will do a lot of sitting around talking, remembering when we could do things we now talk about. Wednesday (June 6th) will be taken-up by events of D-Day. The luncheon on Smith Mountain Lake will consume most of Thursday (June 7th). Friday (June 8th) will be “recovery day” and preparation for the Banquet that evening. There you have it... a short outline of the USS RICH (DE-695) events of ‘07. Go ahead and make your reservation at the Ramada ASAP. You can cancel by the last day of May. Like I said, if you can’t come, send somebody.
Now... what’s happening?
Life goes on for me, but I don’t step as high, nor do I lift as heavy...
as once. Acute bronchitis keeps trying to move-in to live with me.
Realization has set in that the body just doesn’t cash some checks
anymore. In his struggle with lung cancer, Charlie Black
is down to 120 pounds and has lost his hair to chemo. Helen (Black)
is still struggling in her world of Alzheimer. The Black family
is in a bad way, except Ed (Black) seems to be holding his
own. He and Dot plan to be at the D-Day Memorial Celebrations in
Bedford on 6 June. Shipmate Everett Herndon (MOMM 2/c) has
sailed “into the sunset” this past year. Alta Podorski
also passed away in December '06... as she was preparing for the
Christmas Holidays. Lt. Thibaut’s father passed away
during Christmas too. It is not easy talking about the missing, but
everyone should know.
Look forward to seeing
ALL of you in Lynchburg.
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