Blast From The Past

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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I'm a freelance writer and blogger who has written for, among others, Tribune Media Services, Suite101 and Athena Guides. As an intrepid traveler I have chronicled some of my travels at The Verbal Vagabond, my travel blog. And, being an avid amateur photographer, I also have a photography blog spotlighting photos I have taken of areas around my hometown at Postcards From Maggie Valley. Speaking of Maggie Valley, that is where my wife, our Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix, Bella, our Orange Tabby, Tigger and I live in a log cabin on a mountain in Western North Carolina, just at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I enjoy hiking, camping, art, travel, photography (as mentioned above), and an occasional glass of good wine while reading or writing in front of the fireplace.
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3 Responses to Blast From The Past

  1. Georgie says:

    You mean whining about staff in Houston. LOL!
    Those were the good ole days and Hey, that ball might be worth something some day!

  2. Georgie,

    I was trying to be kind about Houston, LOL.

    They WERE, weren’t they? And we didn’t even know it then.

    Yeah, I figure in today’s economy I should be able to sell it to a recycling business and make a nice profit!

  3. AnnMarie says:

    That’s just epic.

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