Dear Dr. Aspler and Orchidians, Last night’s dinner was a great
success attended by some of the finest and most generous peoples one
can be honored to know.
Alan Revere read the message from our dear and devoted Hanuman, it
was enthusiastically received with both a rousing hand and a display
of checkbooks. Charles Lewton Brain also added his positive
comments, equally well received.
I would estimate attendance around 150. When i stopped at Patania’s
to leave my check, I was then 101 paid, with some 40 more expected.
The ambiance was perfect, once again squeals of delight with
recognition of friends made in years past as well as with new faces.
The Silent Auction went very well and there were many wonderful
items offered. Winning bids brought out more squeals. I would say
the sheer pleasure and enjoyment rivaled those I knew when I took my
grandchildren to Chuck E Cheese for their birthday party’s, for sure
the noise level of delight was equal. Each table had some sort of
sharing activity going on, at ours Loren Damewood was demonstrating
his marvelous knots with string he just happened to have with him.
A point was made of how sharing Orchid is with many formerly secret
methods being willingly offered. That was so very obvious last night
and every contributor to this list whether present last night or not
must have had constant ringing in their ears. So appreciated each
and every one of you are, so take a bow, pat yourself on the back
and continue to participate knowing you are deeply thanked.
To Sam Patania, both Pat’s, Alan, Charles, Dave Arens, all involved
last night in making this a night to be remembered, thank you very
much. To Hanuman, know you are loved, appreciated, and held in the
greatest esteem, may you have a long happy and healthy life, Teresa