I was kicking around my friend “LilDabster’s Blog” the other day and came across a page she had created to memorialize the surprise my staff had prepared to welcome me back to work upon my return from Scotland in May of 2006.
Yeah, I know it says “Bruce’s Return” but it IS about yours truly, who had gained the nickname “Bruce” thanks to a total mix-up of my name by a “customer” of ours the year before.
I remember I got a real kick and a good laugh out of their surprise when I walked back into the office for the first time in two weeks that morning. It took me a few days to eventually get the foil off of everything they had wrapped, and then they took the foil and compressed it into a solid ball of aluminum about twice the size of a standard softball and all of them signed it. I still have it in my office at home. Thanks to Natasha, Rebecca, Heather and Denise for the fun and the thought. It will always be a good memory for me.
And thanks to LilDabster for the Blast From The Past. Catch her writings about being in Houston helping to recover from Ike.
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