[NFBMO] The great 60th anniversary convention!

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 5 19:14:43 UTC 2022

Hello, Dick. I think this was a remarkable post. Thank you for it. I echo all the good things you had to say about the convention, and I desperately hope that your work with Jane and your acquaintance with so many people who love and care about you will bring you back to the Federation. Of course we are stronger with you than without you, but spiritually I love the fact that we are on the same side. I cannot change how every person behaves, but I do know what it is like to be involved in a cause along with a number of good people. It feels so much better to count you among them again.






From: NFBMO <nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Dick Morris via NFBMO
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:28 AM
To: NFB of Missouri <nfbmo at nfbnet.org>
Cc: Dick Morris <dickmorris at netzero.net>
Subject: [NFBMO] The great 60th anniversary convention!


I posted this on Facebook earlier, but not everyone on this list is on Facebook, and I want to say this to all of you.

I see that  <https://www.facebook.com/jane.lansaw?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVw1U3EXxvXOSdnnXtJz5qDV6MXVnNxvVpzO4Bu-DsPll8ht5beIgJAA81d4ZUpmZqiAAWPjs4ktP223G5EE2dwo5-pjJhxBTnuFwddu5OADBCT1tF0CSQhejUC0KqvG7g&__tn__=-%5dK-R> Jane Lansaw got there fustest with the mostest--and said it much better than I can, but I owe a post to the NFB of Missouri and the Springfield, Missouri chapter. [You'll have to go to Facebook to see Jane's post.]


First, great convention, guys! I didn't realize how much I missed the affiliate until I checked in at the hotel on Thursday and was greeted enthusiastically by people I didn't even know yet! What a pleasure to meet Amy Wilson of the Old Drum chapter, Seyoon Choi and Svetlana Ehlers of the student division (yes I still call it that--I'm old and set in my ways, what can I say?), Randy Carmack, a former DJ with as warped a sense of humor as I have,  <https://www.facebook.com/janice.jackson.9?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVw1U3EXxvXOSdnnXtJz5qDV6MXVnNxvVpzO4Bu-DsPll8ht5beIgJAA81d4ZUpmZqiAAWPjs4ktP223G5EE2dwo5-pjJhxBTnuFwddu5OADBCT1tF0CSQhejUC0KqvG7g&__tn__=-%5dK-R> Janice Jackson-Grisham, recently-elected president of the Springfield chapter, Dan Garcia, state corresponding secretary...I could go on--and I will. Then there were the old friends:  <https://www.facebook.com/gary.wunder.3?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVw1U3EXxvXOSdnnXtJz5qDV6MXVnNxvVpzO4Bu-DsPll8ht5beIgJAA81d4ZUpmZqiAAWPjs4ktP223G5EE2dwo5-pjJhxBTnuFwddu5OADBCT1tF0CSQhejUC0KqvG7g&__tn__=-%5dK-R> Gary Wunder,  <https://www.facebook.com/debbie.wunder.3?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVw1U3EXxvXOSdnnXtJz5qDV6MXVnNxvVpzO4Bu-DsPll8ht5beIgJAA81d4ZUpmZqiAAWPjs4ktP223G5EE2dwo5-pjJhxBTnuFwddu5OADBCT1tF0CSQhejUC0KqvG7g&__tn__=-%5dK-R> Debbie Wunder, Gene and Carol Coulter ( I will not let FB call him "Eugene"!), Hal and Becky Boyer,  <https://www.facebook.com/shelia.b.wright.5?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVw1U3EXxvXOSdnnXtJz5qDV6MXVnNxvVpzO4Bu-DsPll8ht5beIgJAA81d4ZUpmZqiAAWPjs4ktP223G5EE2dwo5-pjJhxBTnuFwddu5OADBCT1tF0CSQhejUC0KqvG7g&__tn__=-%5dK-R> Shelia Byrd Wright (good job, madam president!). I'd better stop before I fill this post with names and have no room for anything else. Oh, Lord, I forgot  <https://www.facebook.com/kevan.worley.3?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVw1U3EXxvXOSdnnXtJz5qDV6MXVnNxvVpzO4Bu-DsPll8ht5beIgJAA81d4ZUpmZqiAAWPjs4ktP223G5EE2dwo5-pjJhxBTnuFwddu5OADBCT1tF0CSQhejUC0KqvG7g&__tn__=-%5dK-R> Kevan Worley, Rita Lynch, and Willa Patterson!


I was honored to be asked to MC the banquet (thanks,  <https://www.facebook.com/ghorchem?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVw1U3EXxvXOSdnnXtJz5qDV6MXVnNxvVpzO4Bu-DsPll8ht5beIgJAA81d4ZUpmZqiAAWPjs4ktP223G5EE2dwo5-pjJhxBTnuFwddu5OADBCT1tF0CSQhejUC0KqvG7g&__tn__=-%5dK-R> Gary Horchem!), but even more honored to listen to Kevan Worley, whom I've known since 1983 and who is a former Springfield chapter guy, deliver the banquet address as the representative of the NFB national office. Talk about someone making good!


During the last few years I've really needed to be reminded of what the Federation is all about and why I originally became a part of it because some things in Oklahoma just plain hurt and I left the organization. NFBMo and Springfield (and Jane Lansaw), you accomplished your mission. Again, thank you.


Dick Morris (now where's that stupid Send button??)

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