Steve, it was my pleasure meeting you as well. I had a great day. Ron, you expected correctly, you were looking at an "OLD" guy, but thanks anyway. I might add, George was correct, I am the better looking one. lol. And considering that I am like 2 1/2 months older than George, well, all I can say is George you should take better care of yourself. (with all due respect sir!)
I wanted to mention that Thursday night Art Rabesa came over and picked me up and we went to Pembroke. Peter Blackman taught the class and before long Art was in there with his specialty, first gear attacks. Jim Maloney, Van Canna, Bobby Bethaney, Art and myself were there. I did gi up but only did a san chin. That is the first for awhile and I must admit it felt like a million bucks, it probably looked awful but I think I can improve on it, I just have to gear everything back. From there, Jimmy, Art, Van, Peter, Bobby and me went to a restaurant and had a wonderful meal. The restaurant was closed, we were the only ones there and the food kept coming and it was just delicious. These guys, especially Bobby and Jimmy started telling the stories, (of course I have heard them many times over the years), but we were all in stitches and it was 1:30 in the morning when Art dropped me off. Poor guy, he had to work in the morning. But it was just a great time with the wild bunch of great guys and some of the elite Uechi teachers. I have been exhausted ever since. Just can't take the night life anymore. lol. It was the best night out in years and I thank the "guys" for including me. Next time I do san chin and maybe another kata.