|by Murray Archibald|
|Scenes of Summer 05
As I write these words I realize suddenly that today is September 11both the fourth anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Towers in New York, and the one year anniversary of the death of our dog Sam. September has always felt a little nostalgic to me, and this year, with the terrible disaster in New Orleans still fresh in our minds and on our TVs, it seems especially poignant.
September is a time of seasonal transition, a time of change. It is the end of the summer season and the beginning of the harvest time. It is a time to both celebrate the summer and prepare ourselves for the coming cold of winter. It is the perfect time for reflection and the making of plans. It is the perfect time to look back at where we've been and look forward to the months ahead.
In the big scheme of things this summer was much like any other. For CAMP Rehoboth it was both difficult and excitingfor the same reasonas we moved into our new Community Center space just days before the season began. All of us know that we have a lot a work to do in the coming months and years, not just on the physical space but in developing programs and procedures for the future. But right now, in this beautiful month of September, we have a brief respite to enjoy the fruits of another summer season.
So for today I will exchange words for images and leave it at that. Here then are some scenes of summer 2005. Can you name them?
(Scenes of Summer 05 captions. From Top left to right: Matt Adler painting in the Cloud 9 bar; HeART of the Community Art Auction at the Black and White Beach Ball; Senator Carper Fundraiser at Jim D'Orta's; Splash Thank You Party; Bachelor Auction; Archibald painting (Act Three, Scene 1); Love T-shirts; Love umbrella decor; Retro Ball crowd; Evelyn "Champagne" King; Rehoboth Fireworks; CAMP Rehoboth's new sign; Follies Gold Barbie Winner, The Delmarva Divas; Follies Finale; Sign from "F is for Fight;" Christopher Peterson as Bette Midler; Sundance Heartfly projection; Sundance decor; Sundance mirror ball; Sundance Auction.)
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 15, No. 13 September 16, 2005