I have been putting off writing this last chapter, this last evening of our INAUGURAL, because like most of you, I do not want it to end!!
Our Friday evening began with a social hour and banquet at the very fine facility of the Langensebold Soccer Club. There was a good variety of food tastefully presented. Following dinner the German dance group, IG Bachtanz, performed to the great delight of all.
Next item on the agenda was the acknowledgement by Jim and Beth to all who contributed to the success of The Inaugural. To wind up the evening in fine fashion, most took to the dance floor in celebration of the past week.
What a great adventure we have had; new experiences; great food albeit too much too often >> Heck, we have to complain about something! Lol We will remember the organizational skills of Les and Carol, the driving skills of Peter our driver and his most capable assistant, Margaret. We will always remember the kindness and generosity of our hosts, the German Shufflers. And finally we will remember our fellow shufflers from Brazil, from Canada and from America.
The very last accolade goes to Jim and Beth Allen who with diligence, grace and yes, charm, turned a set of plans into a joyous journey that all participants will long remember. We thank you both; you were the perfect host and hostess.
Stan McCormack of THE SHUFFLER 2008-05-05. Click to be taken to a Slide Show: http://photopeach.com/album/5i0s88
And repeated on the BLOG on 2014 10 31. (click on pix to expand) This article can be found in the Category “Archival Item”.
Thank you Stan….sure brings back some great memories. Now to create new great memories in April 2015 in England! Carol and Les who you mentioned in this article will visit us all week long and they look forward to seeing old friends, and making new ones as well.
Truly wonderful times indeed. We had participants from various member nations which made it even more fun, cultural and exciting.
Michael Robert Zellner ISA President
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Great story Stan. Everyone had a smile on their face.
We are looking forward to the 2015 England trip.
Rendall & Myrna