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Re: Fw: belated convention mini-report

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Fw: belated convention mini-report
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 10:14:56 +0000
  • References: <01f641047030e68UPIMSSMTPUSR06@email.msn.com>

Barbara Mann wrote:
> >Subject: Convention reports--more
> >Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 23:07:23 -0600
> >
> >Hi, there, everybody!  I know there are lots of previous reports (I know
> >that because there are 244 messages I need to read yet), but I wanted to
> >give my own impressions.  This was my first Convention, but I'm sure not
> the
> >last.  So here goes:
> >
> >The gardens, of course, beautiful, even having been pummelled by rain,
> hail,
> >snow, and large numbers of intent irisarians.
> >The voting (omigosh, how am I supposed to pick out ONE iris for the
> >president's cup, or for the Franklin cup, or fifteen for favorite guest?).
> >The two outstanding judges' training sessions on Thursday, with Pete
> McGrath
> >on arils and arilbreds, and Roy Epperson on border beardeds.  Now I have to
> >grow some more BBs and of course more ABs.  And Siberians.  This stuff is
> >inspirational.
> >The crowd of people bearing geek tags--there were a lot of us.  And nobody
> >looked anything like I'd imagined from their writing--mostly we are all,
> uh,
> >more mature than I'd thought.  Except for Rusty, of course.   And thanks to
> >Marte in the Mountains for jump-starting my truck after I'd left it's
> lights
> >on all evening.
> >The banquets, especially the one where we were served fajitas, and the
> >couple from New Zealand didn't quite know what to do with the "pancakes."
> >The awards, shared by our own Rick Tasco (he should tell you)!
> >The fact that for the most part, everybody at this affair treated everyone
> >else as if we all knew what we were talking about.  Once again,
> >inspirational, and empowering.  The whole convention was lots of fun, and
> >totally exhausting.
> >
> >So, here I am home again, and after the green of the Denver area, I look at
> >my fried garden and think I really ought to be watering.  Which is futile,
> >and also foolish.  I'll be over it tomorrow.  Meanwhile, goodnight all.
> >
> >Barb in Santa Fe, where the last of the bearded iris are folding amid
> clouds
> >of no-see-ums.

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