A parade, a plan for celebrating events

Send me your address and telephone number so should we happen to be close by I could call...

However, it is Eden's trip..and she was not especially impressed when I volunteered that I actually knew somebody in Michigan..with a boat no less. She plans these trips..and nobody makes changes,, I mean nobody.

Interesting ....early this morning I hear drums..yes another parade. Atlanta' Gay Pride parade..and I went out and got 4 discs of photos....I will load them on Photopoint tomorrow and..if you are interested, take a look....In addition to the Aids groups, Atlanta's premier woman's college had a float, as did a Baptist and Presbyterian church. Costumes were fantastic..and it was strange..I had seen a panel of candidates interviewed on tv tapeof CEO of DeKalb County..and there was one right there in a car..pressing the flesh...

I have been in touch now with several former high school classmates...and sadly two are not well..one just learned that she has cancer (badly dianosed by her HMO..) and another in London ...stoke...was in a coma..but can write. I have written her son, who said he will read letters to her...she can write....

Just spent a fortune of the ss winfall with ebay...more doll stuff..but I don't care. Why not ?

Now have drawn out a plan how I can display them...

There is the NYEve millinimum Gorilla..and I just added a 1999 bear (just think I could start looking for something every year...)...no, just kidding

Then of course Valentine stuff for Valentines day...I actually bought a cany box several years ago to give out candy at work...and it has an Elvis design and plays Love me Tender....

St. P...anything Green..Green...Green... Bought some shamrock some time ago to drop in drinks or someghin...

And all those wonderful bunnies and stuff for Easter....

Well..the great thing about tall the ballet stuff is that I started with ornaments for a tree...just get a tree Thanksgiving to keep up until Ephphany..and have weeks displaying the dolls in their boxes uner the tree...

Am I getting compulsive or what ????

Now if I can find a "dog's day".."cat's day:...and best of all a Teddy bear day....

Stay away from Ebay...it can get you in trouble. Especially boat stuff, I would imagine.

Elizabeth


   Message From: echristian@webtv.net (Elizabeth Christian) Date: Sun, Jun 25, 2000, 4:27pm To: nl3ecke@webtv.net (N.L. Eckert) Cc: ecchristian@dcemail.com, echristian@webtv.net Subject: Re: The big trip is coming up in a few days Sounds like you are still online... A bit more..

I have been getting in touch with a number of former friends and classmates since Friday, and just now finally connected with a former roommate who went to the combined schools...St. Andrews survived and took in the St. Mary 's and Sewanee Military Academy students...

ACTUALLY IN TELLING ABOUT LUNDY EDEN BIRD MADE IT SOUND A BIT DIFFERENT. SHE EXPLAINED THAT LUNDLY SEEMED TO FEEL COMPELLED TO EXPLAIN ABOUT HER FAILED MARRIAGE. I HAD UNDERSTOOD THAT SHE PERSISTED AT WESYLYN, MADE THE LONG WAIT UNTIL HER U OF THE SOUTH BEAU GRADUATED FROM THE SEMINARY, HAD A DAUGHTER, AN D THEN HAD THE DIVORCE FOLLOW SWIFTLY..AND NEVER REMARRIED. I GOT THE IMPRESSION FROM EDEN THAT LUNDY HAS SPENT HER LIFE TEACHING MUSIC

One of the most moving things she told was that one of our fellow students, with the musical name Lundy Lenoir...who had studied music in college and was so very talented...played for the chapel service for the students. She was and I suppose is one of the most saintly people I have ever known (odd word to use for someone)...even in high school. She was one of those people who walked off with all the honors in a group of very talented young women. I certainly plan to go for my 50th next year..and keep on going. The fact that Will and I met there...and it a common reunion for both of us....

Ah, perhaps I shall in fact go there with my discussions with you. Divorce was possibly just a blip in your life coming when it did...for me it seemed to go on and on and poor Will is still estranged from us all....not just me,all of us...

Or let it be...

Elizabeth