Kenneth & Joel,
Believe me it was worth every minute of Tuesday's miserable weather
to attend the New York Orchid Dinner.
The crowd was wonderful and the food was damn good, especially to
this half Italian. The door prizes were great, and so much fun to
see Eddie Bell's wife win a hammer!
The camaraderie was what we have come to know at all Orchid Dinners.
People really enjoyed putting faces and names together. I know I do
each and every time.
Now about that 25 degree drop in temperature over night, I could
have gone a very long time without that experience. This long
transplanted Brooklynite, no longer owns coats, mufflers, mittens
and galoshes. I did not enjoy climbing subway stair after stair
trying to make the 3 different lines (R, F, & A,) to get to the JFK
Airtrain. Then there was the Airport, I arrived at 2 A.M. for a 5:20
flight which finally left after 11:00 PM. I was in my home at 3:34
AM! I have not been that cold in a very long time. The only time I
want to see snow is with skis on my feet.
Kenneth, it was a pleasure to chat with your very lovely wife, and
Charles, ditto with your very lovely mother.
San Diego was 62 when we landed at 2 AM. Twice what New York's
Temperature was all day.
Thank you to all of the Orchid community for making all of this