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Author Topic: Deep in the Heart of Texas  (Read 3465 times)

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Offline Buckmark

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Deep in the Heart of Texas
« on: September 20, 2007, 06:03:48 PM »
Since I've returned to Texas from San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon, I've been trying to sort out my experience and feelings regarding the AMG.  I'm not sure I have anything unique to share in this post that others have not already shared.  Overall, the experience of meeting and spending time with all of the attendees was amazing.  I'm so happy I attended.  I'm so happy I got to meet all of the attendees in person.  I am so thankful for everyone's kindness and friendship.  I've never seen so many people get along so well.  And I was so sad having to say goodbye to everyone on Monday and Tuesday.

I feel much closer to all of you.  And for me, that is saying a lot, since I have always been pretty much a "loner", ever since I was a kid (which is a whole 'nother story).  That's something I've been trying to change for a long time now, and so it was definitely a "stretch" for me to attend.  Except for wishing that I engaged more deeply with more of the folks who attended, I just don't see how the experience could have been better for me.  I hope I was able to give all of you even 1/10 of what you gave me.

I'd be remiss if I did not thank the folks who organized and coordinated the event, such as Anniebc for the Memorial Service, Allanq for his wonderful walking tours, and Dennis for tons of hard work.  I am humbled by your hard work and generosity. 

Lastly, if anyone is wondering whether or not to attend a future gathering, my answer is an emphatic "yes".

Love,

Henry
"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things:
     One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
- Butch Hancock, Musician, The Flatlanders

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 06:18:56 PM »
Henry glad I finally got to meet you.  :-*

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 06:22:32 PM »


Henry and Tims friend Beth in front of the hotel.

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 06:44:25 PM »
It was great to meet you, cowboy !!  :-* :-* :-*

Here is one for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGS-KIapUoo

Milker.
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Offline JohnOso

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007, 03:47:45 PM »


Here is one for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGS-KIapUoo

Milker.
Woohoo!   

Hoedown on Castro Street!  (um, you know what I mean... :P)

Glad you made it Henry....now next year will be a breeze, pardner.

Hugs,
John


Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007, 04:46:10 PM »
Henry,

It was wonderful to meet you as well.  Like you, I tend to be a "loner" and it is difficult to mix in with groups of new people.  AMG has been such a blessing to me because it has put me in contact with wonderful, caring people with whom I share a great deal in common.  The struggle is more manageable for me.  I, too, wish I spent more time in conversation with more people.  I really need to take advantage of the opportunity.  This is my second AMG (I was even quieter the first time!) so I hope to be even more outgoing the next time.

In the meantime, it was wonderful to meet some new faces and yours was certainly one of them!

Gary
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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2007, 09:05:58 PM »
I'm certainly not a loner and really enjoy meeting new people.  Henry is one of the nicest people one could meet.  I think he was a bit reserved initially, but he really fell right in after the first day.  I certainly hope to see him, along with the rest of the gang, at the next AMG.  I'd also recommend that others try to attend one, if it's at all possible. 

John, which 'Ho' was 'down' on Castro Street.   ;)

David
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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2007, 11:30:46 PM »
I sincerely appreciate everyone's kind responses.  You've once again proven what makes AMG so special -- it's the great people!

Hugs,

Henry
"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things:
     One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
- Butch Hancock, Musician, The Flatlanders

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2007, 11:48:32 PM »
I love Henry in his boots.  His Wranglers.  His really cool Kawasawki shirt.  The guy's got class.

YO!  Henry!!  We'll see you next year!

robert
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Offline JohnOso

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007, 05:22:50 AM »
John, which 'Ho' was 'down' on Castro Street.   ;)

David

HA!  This is a trick question David......the answer is of course "ALL OF THE ABOVE."  (depending on which night, obviously)

Actually I'm more of a Harrison Street 'ho myself.   :P

John

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2007, 08:21:09 AM »
It sure was great meeting you Henry!  I, like so many other can't wait til next year to do it all over again!

(((hugs)))

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2007, 08:54:31 AM »
Henry

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Overall, the experience of meeting and spending time with all of the attendees was amazing.  I'm so happy I attended.

Getting the chance to meet you was the same for me.  I'm glad you took the chance to step outside your comfort level and come to SF, the gathering was much richer with the addition of that wonderful Southern drawl.

RAB   :-*

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2007, 08:00:17 PM »
Henry, lets grab, Mike, Rocky and Brian and go get us a hamburger and fries.

Offline anniebc

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Re: Deep in the Heart of Texas
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2007, 09:15:19 PM »
Dearest Henry

I'm so glad I got the chance to meet you and I'm glad your experience gave you everything you wanted...next year will be a lot easier for you.

At last I have something my two daughters and daughter-in-laws envy me for...photos of a good looking cowboy... ;)

Love and hugs
Jan :-*

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