Yoo hoo!Â Me again!Â Miss me?Â We here at Homecoming Central are pleased with the response to our eventâ€”itâ€™s rather early days yet, but a number of you have already signed up.Â As for the rest of you, what are you waiting for?Â Timeâ€™s a wastinâ€™!Â Donâ€™t forgetâ€”if you pay before October 1, itâ€™s only $60 a head; after than it goes up to $100 eachâ€”which is still a bargain, but why pay more?Â I stand ready to send registration forms to you (just hit â€śreplyâ€ť to this [email me at firstname.lastname@example.org], and a form will be on its way); I also stand ready to send your confirmations as soon as Chris notifies me that youâ€™ve signed up.Â Please cut me a break.Â All this standing is hard on an old lady.
Speaking of which, as I was shuffling out of the podiatristâ€™s office yesterday (Bone spurs.Â There go my dreams of a career in the military.), it occurred to me that Iâ€™m probably not the only one of us who is limping and hobbling these days.Â And it further occurred to me that I should let you know how very clever we were in our selection of a venue for this little do.Â No stairs, concrete walkwaysâ€”everything is level and easy to navigate.Â Plus (she says in a stage whisper), the restrooms are right outside the meeting room!Â Have we covered all the bases, or what?
So.Â A recap of all the pertinent information.Â We will have a no-host meet and greet at the bar on November 7th from five to seven pm; breakfast at 9:30 on Thursday morning followed by visiting and schmoozingâ€”napping is good as wellâ€”and hanging out in the hospitality suites; a short and (we hope) entertaining program at four, followed by dinner at five; Friday morning a no host breakfast for those who want to make this last as long as possible.Â We donâ€™t have any other activities planned (THS will be in session on Thursday, so the possible tour is a no-go, unfortunately), but those of you who havenâ€™t been here in a while may want to do a little touring on your own during the hiatus.
The venue is the Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way.Â Go to LodgeOnTheDesert.com or call (24/7) 520-254-0640 for reservations; the booking code for the group rate is THS1958.
So letâ€™s get a move on here!Â Canâ€™t wait to see your happy faces again!Â Or whatever faces you choose to wearâ€”being an old crab myself these days, I tend to bear the expression of the Queen at the recent royal wedding.Â So bring whatever face suits you.Â Weâ€™ll adjust.