Saturday, June 21, 2008

Goodbye, Baltimore

Mike and Sarah Batley hosted a wonderful sendoff for us at their home. It was a delightful evening. Mike cooked burgers and regaled us with tales of Packers fans, in an authentic Wisconsin accent.
Sarah is from the Lakewood, Ohio, Blakeslee family. Her brother Mark and I used to run around together in elementary school. Naturally we would end up on the same block in Baltimore.

Cindy's co-workers -- Patti, Val and Linda -- were sad to see her go.

Dave Kuntz and I used to lunch together and talk books and the future of the human race.

Andi Broom was a ski instructor in Chile and Argentina and helped me practice my Spanish.

Constellation Energy brought Maureen Brown to Baltimore and the Candler Building recently. Coincidentally she and I started work at the Columbus Dispatch on the same day in 1977.

Patti and Cindy.

Carol Vellucci, left, went on to great things after serving as marketing director at the Baltimore Business Journal.

Our daughter Christine and our son Patrick's girlfriend, Emily.

Scott Broom, cultural observer, news commentator and Renaissance man.

Scott Rykiel and David Jackson.

Larry Fultz and Bob Baummer.

Cindy and Becky Baummer.

It's going to be OK, Mom.

A Columbus reunion of a Brooklyn Dodgers fan and John McNeely, Yankees fan and former sports columnist for the Columbus Dispatch.

John and his wife, Terri Leist.

At Graceland, Elvis's home.

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