|Portland, Oregon - Rogers 63 - Crew Assembly - May 1, 2004|
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Just a short rundown on the meeting in Portland (May 1, 2004). Cher Dinsmore (Ultican) planned it and arranged for it to held at the Kennedy School, a most interesting place. It is an old school that has been converted into a hotel and restaurant complex. Attending were: Cher, her friend Jeannie, Arnie Merrick and his wife Dolly, Dennis Hansen and his wife Sharon, Phil Steckmann and his wife Sue, and myself.
We showed up at 5:00 PM and started swapping stories. I showed them "Roger" the pirate since I'm so proud of him. Roger is a wooden pirate with a parrot on his shoulder. Nancy Bush (Holmes) sculpted this treasure. Dennis came down from Battleground; Arnie just moved to Portland from Spokane; Phil has been living in the Portland area for some time; Cher lives in Scapoose, near Portland; and I came down from Tacoma.
After a satisfying dinner and lots of talking and laughing, we took pictures and said our good-byes. Cher suggested that we have a mini-reunion in the Seattle area. Everyone thought that was a good idea. And then we left. It was a good day!