Friday, July 18, 2008


Today we pray for blessings for Johanna and her child (she's delivering through a c-section today). Also, we are blessed because we're finding old friends! First we connected with Angela (thank you Facebook!) and now we've found Laura, too! It feels so good to be in touch; I guess this is what reunions are about. Thirdly, we can rejoice in the blessings our girl Lindy and her husband Joel have experienced in their recent move to Kauai (talk about a change of pace from Minnesota!).

By the way, thanks for giving me confirmations, those of you who have been able to. I'm tallying that list, and hope to have everyone's set plan by late August. At that point I can firmly make arrangements. You guys are seriously reminding me of planning my wedding!

Music: All I can say is "Oh-oh-oh, the sweetest thing!" and also those of us at the back of the bus singing "As the Deer" all the time... (tough crowd).

Pictures: Please send them to me digitally. I'm going to compose a slide-show on the glorious Mac, and so CD's are good, so is web-hosting (make sure they're big), and emailing. Since this is a Google blog application, perhaps using Picasa - for those of you gmailers out there - would make transferring them easier.

And God's blessing to all the rest of you, too!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Looking Good

We've got some excellent options for our reunion!

First: Anita Ray has said she'd be happy to find us a room on campus (maybe in one of those crazy new buildings they didn't used to have), but I don't know what the terms/conditions are for that.

Second: The Museum Center at Five Points has a pretty cool room for rent where we could have a catered meal, and the price is good. Fortunately catering is also fairly cheap in Cleveland.

Thirdly: The Holiday Inn has a room available, too, and they will cater. They're a little pricier than the others (though still reasonable) *but* they are offering room-rates of $64 a night for our guests.

If there is a good number of us present (i.e. 40 people), then we can probably make this work at a cost of $75 per couple, and $50 per single person. Since all of our children are very young they don't affect costs. This charge would cover the room at the Holiday Inn, with their catering, and such a reservation will guarantee us a good overnight room-rate.

However, if we end up being a much smaller group, then we probably will do just fine on campus.

And if there's only about eight of us we're going to O'Charlie's.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Do I need to ask...

... But is it wrong for me not to invite Dr. Hoffman? I'm happy to let him know we are meeting, if the group feels like we should. But it hadn't even crossed my mind before today! Is that bad? Should we invite him?

Second: Can I get a count of who among you will be needing a hotel room?

Thirdly: I know we traveled before the days of digital cameras (for many of us), but I would like to do a slide show of pictures for us all to enjoy. It seems easier than lugging a photo album to show over and over again. What I'm hoping for is:
  • scanned copies of your favorite pictures from Cambridge, captions included;
  • milestone pictures of you over the last ten years;
  • and songs that remind you of Cambridge (if you have the mp3 send it, otherwise titles will do)
Fourthly(?): I really would love to have Erica's video! or any other token of memorabilia you might want to share again.