Lunch With A Cadet
I recently had the pleasure of having lunch with 2 of our cadets from 1963. Tommy Waller who is enjoying semi-retirement and has recently stepped back into the retail flooring business and who lives in Marietta GA with his wife Beth, and Harrison McCraw Jr., now known as Dr. J. Harrison McCraw Jr. PhD. who is now a tenured professor at West Georgia University. We had a great discussion about CMA, old friends, politics, the economy, health care. Other stories I am not allowed to tell because they were off the record. Tommy and Harrison had some great stories about sports at CMA as well as in their college years. Maybe you will get to hear some of these stories at one of our Annual CMA Reunions. Harrison and Tommy were unsure if they could make it to the next reunion because of work schedules but promised to try to get to a reunion soon. Since they have reunited as friends they said that they might be able to travel together to a reunion soon. We all promised to get together for another "Cadets Lunch" soon.
I plan to get together whenever I can with all of the cadets that now live near me in South Carolina and North Carolina. Anyone in this area please contact me so that we can schedule a lunch meeting soon after the new year. firstname.lastname@example.org.
"In Memory" pages
I have added a new cadet to the " In Memory" pages, I was notified this week that a 1966 CMA Cadet has passed away in November 2009, his name was Keith George of Fayetteville NC.
During this holiday season visit our "In Memory" pages and leave your comments about our "Fallen Friends" for their friends to read.
Year End Wrap Up
I just wanted to end the year with my sincere thanks to all of you for making my year one of the best in recent memory. The website, the regional reunions, the lunch with a cadet, the annual reunion and all of the phone calls, emails, Christmas cards from all of you, has really made my year. I apologize for not getting my personal Christmas cards out this year because of our move. I hope that being back home in South Carolina with help me get to know and reunite with more of my CMA friends. So long for now.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you.