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Re: AIS: Club Meeting

From: Barb Johnson <lgjohnsn@ipa.net>

Rusty, I fixed your post in Drafts. -- Barb

Rusty Thornsburg wrote:
> From: "Rusty Thornsburg" <rtburg@mailexcite.com>
> Hey everyone,
> I couldn't figure out which subject heading to put this under... it's
> about Sunday's Guest Program/Auction at the Dallas group.
> First off, it was an orderly guest program... we had our numbers, by 
> alphabetical order, and as they were drawn out of a hat, each of us 
> was able to go and choose a guest.  Yours Truly picked up THOR'S 
> LIGHTNING BOLT, which prompted a strangling gesture from Joe Spears...
> He can wait a year.
> Then it was auction time, and after the Fort Worth Auction debacle 
> (which occured at home, and therefore is another email entirely...), 
> Rusty was not given money to spend.  Anyway, I was the auctioneer 
> instead.  And anytime a cultivar wasn't "moving," all I had to say was 
> "if no-one bids, I get it for free" and that was all it took for (a) 
> certain member(s) to raise their bid paddles. <WG>  This was the first 
> time (that I can think of) that people applauded someone... for taking 
> their money!  When it was all said and done, we raised almost $800 
> more than we'd projected, so I am very proud!  In all due modesty.
> Rusty
> in 
> too-sunny-to-have-that-many-leaves-on-the-driveway-and-what's-up-with-
> these-hyphens? Fort Worth, TX
> Where the High School Administration, in their infinite wisdom, 
> scheduled Homecoming Week during the last week of the grading period 
> and I *still* managed to pull a 97 in Chemistry AP.
> Back to lurking...
> Free web-based email, Forever, From anywhere!
> http://www.mailexcite.com

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