In addition to the picnic we hope to put together a casual dinner and drinks thing, maybe after the picnic. People can go to either or both. Also we're checking on getting a deal for rooms at a nearby hotel where those of us from out of town can congregate.
We're working hard to find everyone, but if you didn't receive Patti's email of October 3rd you may well be lost and not know it. Please send your email address and contact information to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also send more photos and stories about what you've been up to. I'm taking a slow train across country and won't be back until the 1st of November so I want to see your photos and stories in my mail box when I get back. Until then here's a little vignette about my favorite subject: me, and how I got my name. I was born behind enemy lines in Anaheim and spent my first five years on an orange grove. A couple of miles to the east was the Jungle Nursery. The owner built a small zoo where lived a Chimpanzee named "Jerry". Family lore is that my older brother named me after the little fella.
Being named after a Chimp didn't affect me much growing up. In some ways I wish it did. I was lousy on the monkey bars.