- Published: Friday, February 10 2017 18:37
It was a typical Valley of the Sun day with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the high 70s as 16 gathered on the General Store Patio. We confiscated three tables and 15 of the limited chairs so the group could feast on the latest information and the tasty cuisine. We had a special appearance by Chris Dimos who was on his way to Chicago and wanted to stop by and catch up. In truth, he was on his way to give a brief presentation in the Valley and the patio was a great side trip. He looked great with way too much of a tan which casts big questions on his work ethic at McKesson. His oldest is finishing his masters and also spent time on projects in Africa and also Iceland. These kids. His youngest is in his second year of college....seems these boys are following in the shoes of their mom. Kevin Tripp also stopped by after a visit to a medical clinic for a strained back. He alluded that he and Tiger Woods suffer from the same ailments. Too bad they don't swing the golf club the same. Curt Larson was devouring his typical 7 course breakfast after a very relaxing week playing golf and hiking in the valley. He certainly seems like he is relaxed. Tork made his first snowbird appearance and looks great. He is in town for two months and looking forward to a nice warm stay. Bill Harbeck made his appearance dressed as if he expected some snow. He will be leaving for Chicago in a week or so, to house sit, baby sit and just to catch up with family and friends. Arlyn White stopped by again just to get a light lunch. He chose the 5 lb tuna salad and I didn't see him take anything home. Jim Willyard looked great and indicated that he had his Echo test and everything checked out fine. His heart has improved and he is back walking 4 plus miles a day. He is dedicated. Dave Schoenbeck was attired in his shooting attire and he said that he went to the shooting range with members from his church. I didn't realize he was part of the Branch Davidians............... Dick Davis looked great and was socializing with Tom Nielsen and his eggs Benedict. Tom is very active in the upcoming annual brunch to be held the first of March. Ron Grove and Brent Keil joined Dave Schoenbeck with the same menu choice of the Southwest Burger. This is a departure for Ron in that he usually munches on the Tuna Melt. Haven Ready is taking his annual reprieve with Paula, from the rains of Seattle. Nice to dry out for a change. Frank Stock, trying to act nonchalant because of the latest market performance, didn't pull it off. We tried to get him to forecast the first half performance, but he just smiled. We did venture in to some timely topics that were very low key......but it seemed that some had strong opinions about deportation, immigration, travel bans, healthcare and Hiliary. When the topics came around to Baracks recent vacation activities, it was obvious that it was just too polarizing.
Everybody, take care. GerryWrite comment (0 Comments)