2nd Annual CMA Friendship Reunion
It seems that my life lately is filled with reunions, the recent Raleigh Regional Reunion, the up-coming Maxton Regional Reunion, and of course our annual reunion here in Myrtle Beach in April and all of my "Lunch With A Cadet" reunions. now I have run smack dab into another reunion, the "2nd Annual Gala CMA Friendship Reunion" held last weekend in Garden City, SC. don't feel slighted if you were not invited, this reunion was small and made up of some of our 1962/63/64 CMA friends and some local politicians and sundry underworld topless club owner types, and let me tell you this event was not for the slight of heart, if you worry about having your feelings hurt and having to endure the loud and at sometimes vile comments about your favorite football teams (especially if you were not a Gamecock or Clemson tiger fan this is not the place you would want to be. I was worried for the health of some of our older cadets that attended and had to put up with football, beer, pizza, hot wings, wine, seafood, deserts, shag dancing, really wierd cocktails, breakfast birthday cake, and some of the stories and lies that were told. Trust me you probably would not have wanted to see grown men acting like very small children. I think that in the future we will probably advertise in advance and invite more cadets willing to undergo the above mentioned stress brought on by this type of behavior, but we must first work on a better format and rules for this event. I have put a link below for the photo's taken at this inpromtu event, thank God their was not video. Vist this page at your own risk.
All things considered this was a very successful event we did not lose any of our attendees and no animals were hurt in the making of this event, although there were lots of hangovers, sore muscles, sunburns and upset stomachs. We hope to find a larger place in the future so that more of you can be invited.
In all seriousness I was priviliged to attend and become reaquainted with this great group of guys, we all seemed to get along great and had a wonderful time retelling school stories and life experiences since leaving CMA, I would recommend to all of you, come to all of our reunions, and if you are not able to attend call some of your old CMA buddies and get together and have lunch or dinner but by no means should you attend or watch a football game together. For those of you who do not know how to throw a shindig like this I hope to have a book of instructions out by Mid Spring that will give you the do's and don't's of this type of event.