Sunday, September 6, 2015

Big Weekend

Good Morning, 

Today's posting is dedicated to my old friends, we'll get back to the business of Timberstone Turnings tomorrow.

It's been a few days since I last checked in, and there's a good reason for it.  This weekend was my 40th year high school reunion, wow... what a flood of memories and emotions.  The vast majority of the folks I've re-connected with are people that sadly I haven't thought too much about since the day I walked out of Shawnee Mission South High School.  The "In Memoriam" video quite literally brought me to tears, Steve you did an outstanding job.  While I've been on Facebook now for a number of years, up until last Wednesday you could count the number of posts I've made on one hand, as I've never really embraced the medium, I thought it was largely a waste of time.  Now, I keep an open tab on the laptop for Facebook along with the other 10 or so tabs that are open every day, and I've actually been sending out "Friend Requests".  I certainly didn't see this coming.

So, a brief note to any of my old Raider friends that might be reading this, these past few days have been quite melancholy for me but at the same time, it's been a very meaningful experience.  While it took more brain cells than I thought I had, (Lord knows I've killed enough over the years), I was eventually able to begin putting the faces back in perspective, and it's a good thing.  Scott, Dave, Ann, Kelly and to all of the other committee members, here's a big Thank You for what you did... you guys Rock!  To everyone else that I saw, and to those that I saw but didn't recognize, please, let's not let another 40 years go by, heck, based on the way we use to play, I'll be lucky to make it another 10!

I truly miss you all and wish you only the best in the days and years to come.  Finally, thank you to everyone I knew in High School, you're part of my DNA and each of you contributed in your own way to who I am today.


OK, so now back to the present.  We still have these 2 sticks in inventory which because of the reunion I haven't done any pricing adjustments.  I needed something to show my old friends, because whenever I tell anyone what I do, it's a universal "deer in the headlights look", as in "You do  What"?   Let's face it ladies, this is truly a niche market, one that not many people have an appreciation for, but fortunately you do.  Watch for my announcement tomorrow, I'm thinking that we may be playing a game, plus I've got a few open spots on the board.

Have a great Sunday, and thanks for allowing me to share my experience.



  1. Sounds like you had a great time! You really are a wonderful person and gifted artist! You don't have to know what a hairstick is to see that fact. Just feel so fortune to own a couple of your unbelievably gorgeous pieces! You rock, Doug!!!

  2. Sounds like you had a blast reconnecting with old friends. It's great to see old faces from our past and share moments as if time had just stood still :) FB is great for reconnecting with people. Thanks for sharing your wonderful weekend experience!