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Seeing old friends

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday turned out to be a very busy day.

And the upcoming weekends will be just as busy.

The Clay Youth League received a donation from the V.F.W. Post 1127 Saturday to help upgrade their public address system.

Later in the day, the town of Center Point conducted its annual fall festival.

While I was in Center Point, I managed to run into some old friends.

I ran into former Brazil Times' editor Jim Dressler, who regularly attends the fall festival.

He had set up a chair near where the Jackson Township Community Band, enjoying the performance.

It's always a wonderful time running into Mr. Dressler.

I have always enjoyed his company.

I remember when I first came to Brazil and had the opportunity to work with him.

I learned so much while he was still in the editor's chair.

I will never forget that fact that Mr. Dressler took time out of his busy schedule to come to a graduation party my family had put together for me after I finally received my college diploma.

That was special.

In addition to running into Mr. Dressler, I also ran into an old buddy from my high school days.

As I was walking through the area Saturday, I ran into my old friend. He was there to check out all the tractors that were at the festival.

It's always interesting to catch up with old friends you haven't seen in several years.

I hadn't seen my friend in many years.

Our mothers were best friends while growing up, so it was natural for us to spend time together as children.

Although he is a few years older than I am, and I was best friends with his younger brother while growing up, we all spent time together.

The conversation Saturday was really fun.

And with that, attending festivals like Saturday's at Center Point, is a great way to run into old friends.

Those people you haven't seen in years and are quite stunned when you do see them again.

The fall season of festivals is rapidly coming to a close.

This weekend, we have the K-Day Parade Saturday in addition to the Cory Apple Festival.

The following week, it's the Popcorn Festival. And then after that, the annual Covered Bridge Festival.

If you have the time, take an extra moment to go to these festivals.

You never know who you will run into.