“…and he sailed into the sunset”. This classic fragment of literature has been employed countless times to describe a poetic, serene departure. In my case it might better be described as “…engines thundering, belching diesel soot and kicking up a nasty wake, he slammed the throttles forward and launched into the churning maelstrom, his Admiral desperately clinging to the wildly bucking vessel for dear life”. Ah, pleasure boating! However it is described, this is my last Column as depart I must.
A very special thank you to our December Watch Mike and Sandy Smith, Sue McKay, Paul Happel, Macy Galbreath and Bill Rothert. The delicious dessert was enjoyed by all. And of course, a very special thank you to our premier guest speaker, Santa Claus. Santa, aka Vince Verneuil, lead a fascinating pop-quiz on “Santa Claus through the ages”. It was a lot of fun but I still do not get why reindeer were chosen over other fleet-footed beasts; a team of Pegasus, for example, with wings already built-in?
The Holiday Party, held December 10th at the Clubhouse, was incredibly festive and fun. The tropical theme this year was highlighted by delicious tropical cuisine including Rick Rezinas’ version of Kailua (pulled) pork that was better, in my opinion, than that served at commercial luaus on the Hawaiian Islands! A great time was had by all! (more…)