Despite the Weather
Channel prediction, Friday was a very nice day. A few sprinkles, but we
didn't get wet. Saturday was beautiful, and I'm sure Sunday was also
because we had a very enjoyable trip back to Charlotte.
We had our oldest dog put to sleep the week before the trip. Her liver
had failed, but she had been suffering from arthritis for the past
couple of years. The dog she grew up with died two years ago and had
also suffered from arthritis. This kept Debbie tied to the house for
several years. I had already planned to make the trip so with Sheba
gone, it was a perfect chance for Debbie to get away. I've taken trips,
but this was our first "vacation" together in a very long
It was great for
both of us to see old friends. I also enjoyed meeting the "newbies".
I personally approve of every one of them, for what that's worth. There
aren't too many of us original JPS golfers left and most of us are
friends of the old gang, many of whom have left us. You guys are the
next generation and I hope this continues for many, many years.
Thanks to Lem and Gary for carrying the torch for us all. My health has
been questionable for some time and I couldn't help them much. The last
medicine change and some shock treatments have me feeling much better in
the past couple of months. I've been doing things I'd put off for years.
Hopefully I'll be able to commit to more help for the next trip. I'd
also like to be healthy enough to ride around for all three rounds.
And special thanks to Bob Eudy for surviving his neck surgery. We were
all worried about him, but especially me. If Bob didn't make it, I'd be
the ugliest guy at the beach trips and I don't know if I could handle that.
ugly - I used to be in "Arnie's Army" and he didn't have what
you'd call the classic golf swing. Some of you guys have great swings. Some
of you aren't pretty when you swing, but score well. Some of you just
suck. But it's all about friendship.
I don't pull the trigger during a backswing, so my action shots are
after you've already hit the ball. It brought back fond memories though.
A lot of you guys swing like Arnie.
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