Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday Trivia: 1976 DCIs

So, for this week at least, Tuesday Trivia is back!

I was going through some of my leftover vacation change earlier, and I came across a Bicentennial Quarter (remember them?).

Here's the question: Besides the Bicentennial, what was the big thing going on in Philadelphia while we were marching in DCIs (
August 1976)?

Hint: If memory serves, it was SO big a deal that some of the parents didn't want their kids to march.

Since we're not using the e-mail account for reunion planning right now, send your guesses by Monday, August 25th to saintsreunion@gmail.com. Remember ... prizes, prizes, we have no prizes!

All for now - corpsdially yours from jo!

PS - As always, suggestions for future Tuesday Trivia questions are appreciated. Send them along with your answer to this week's question!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Buses, Jackets, and Whatnot

Judy Stewart, I saw your son on Saturday!

Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration. I saw your son's bus.

I was headed to Lancaster PA for my business partner's birthday celebration (don't worry, Gerry, I won't tell anyone you now carry a Medicare card!). Heading south on Rt 222, I noticed a bus heading north, and a second, and a third, and a truck ... Crossmen. They were on their way, I guess, to DCI East. The thing that was comical is that when I saw the first bus, I thought I was imagining things when I saw their logo.

See, even after all these years, I STILL look at buses as they pass by, or try to read the backs of jackets, to see if there's a corps name there somewhere. I was just surprised that all those years of giving myself whiplash paid off for once!

I'll be watching for Troopers while in Wyoming this week and next ... I'll let you know how I did when I get back.

In the meantime, keep sending Rocky those Reunion pix!

All for now - corpsdially yours from jo!