Took a ride to Homosassa, Florida today to visit an old friend of mine from my 1978 ROTC Summer Camp at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The ride took about 1 hour and 30 minutes. I haven’t seen Dawana for over 39 Years! Dawana tried to reach out to me back in February and when I was at my brother’s in Orlando during Hurricane Irma, I found Dawana’s old message, so immediately responded and set up this 39 year reunion visit for today.
The first photo was sent to me by Dawana which was an old photo from 39 years ago from our class. I am the guy in the brown shirt in the center (2nd row) immediately behind Dawana who is in the center front. The last photo is a current one of us taken today and as you can see we haven’t changed a bit !
Thre second photo is from a creek in front of Dawana’s house were I had an unexpected encounter with an alligator. Luckily I am still alive and have both of my arms and legs and the alligator went quickly back into the creek! Never can be too careful in Gator Land!
The other 2 photos were taken near a corner pond located in Dawana’s beautiful lanai overlooking the water. The first photo is one of Dawana’s pet “ghost” goldfish and the other photo is one of Dawana’s pet turtles which she has raised for many years ever since it was just a little one. I askef Dawana if this turtle had a special name and Dawana said that she never named it! I think this is sad and feel we all should help Dawana out. So when you respond back it would really be appre ciated if you could suggest a catchy name for Dawana to call her pet turtle. I will share all your suggestions to Dawana.
All in all a good day catching up with old friends! Luv Gary