I'd second Hal's sentiments and add big thanks to Ann and Kerry for the months of grinding work as conference co-directors that went into helping put together such a great three days.
Congratulations, too, to the five honorees for 2017: Barb, Shelly, Kent, Laura, and Linda.
Safe travels everyone!
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> On Aug 6, 2017, at 7:13 AM, Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Well, my friends, it was a blast. OK, I'll bite: here is the official
> place to post your favorite moments and memories. I'd love to hear
> anyone's thoughts on the experience, so please hit "reply" & add on...
> --Elmira College and the Center are in great hands: Joe & Matt and staff
> did spectacularly and I am so grateful having them at the helm. Well
> done: many people remarked on their enthusiasm and vision going forward.
> --Much stirring talk about humor, satire, wit, jokes, and/or some variation
> of that subject area, over several sessions: turns out Jim Caron is quite
> the humorist! Except he may not like being called that... and everyone I
> consulted agrees that it should have been real whiskey, not iced tea, they
> were sipping...
> --Japan wins again for most represented nation outside the USA!! Otsukare
> sama deshita!! One scholar, a Syrian national, was unable to join us due
> to the travel ban -- which we learned from a tearful Matt Seybold. Matt
> was not the only person moved to tears over the weekend by the way ...
> --Great turnout and good weather -- and as usual, it was the PEOPLE
> involved that made being at Elmira 2017 very special and memorable.
> gratefully, --Hal B.
> Prof. Harold K. Bush
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