Monday, October 31, 2005

Reunions and More Reunions

Members of the reunion committee will meet at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) at Fyfe's to discuss, among other things, setting the precise date for the 45th reunion. There was a consensus among those who attended the 40th reunion on October 14th that the 45th reunion should be in October 2010, but not during the week of the World Dairy Expo (September 28 - October 2, 2010) or on a weekend that there's a UW Badgers home football game. The last criterion may delay the setting of an exact date, since the UW Badgers football schedule is currently only posted through the 2008 season.

In the meantime, there's always the All-Central Reunion, held every February at the VFW on Lakeside Street in Madison. I can never remember the formula for figuring out the exact date of this annual event (I think it's always the second Sunday in February), so I tried to telephone Rich Bennett, who organizes the party, at Bennett's Smut-N-Eggs (that's how it's listed in the telephone book) on Park Street. No answer. I'll try to catch up with him later and post details after I talk to him.

And yes, that really is how his establishment is listed in the telephone book. Smut-N-Eggs is well-known beyond the borders of Madison. Try a Google search for "smut and eggs" + Madison: You'll be amazed at how many hits it returns. Or better yet, stop by and ogle his collection of clippings from national newspapers and magazines. Amazingly, he doesn't have a website -- but then maybe he's so successful he doesn't need one.

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