[nfbwatlk] Fwd: [List] Jen's comments about attending the NFB Convention

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Tue Oct 4 10:51:40 CDT 2011

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Doris BELUSIC <dorisbel at shaw.ca>
> Date: October 3, 2011 22:07:56 PDT
> To: list at cfb.ca
> Subject: [List] Jen's comments about attending the NFB Convention

> Hi Doris,
> Sure, you can send it to the list if you like.
> Thanks,
> Jen
> On 2011-10-03, at 11:04 PM, Doris wrote:
> > Hi Jen, thank you for telling about convention.  I'm glad you had such a good time, sorry that you came home with a cold.  Jen, would it be alright to send this email to the list, as I'm sure people on the list would benefit from hearing your thoughts about convention.
> > And, glad you enjoyed the Croatian resort article.  It is a great place.
> > Thanks, Doris
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jen Goulden" <jen_g at moffit.ca>
> > To: "Doris" <dorisbel at shaw.ca>
> > Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:04 AM
> > Subject: Re: [List] Deaf people band from taking flight
> > 
> > 
> > Hi Doris,
> > Thanks for your message.
> > 
> > Convention was fantastic, though I arrived home exhausted and with a hideous cold!  But it was definitely worth it!
> > It was such a novel and encouraging experience to live, even for a short time, in an environment where blind people were the majority and where it was perfectly acceptable not to be able to see.  I have always been independent, but this was still a unique experience.
> > I loved spending time with like-minded blind people and especially enjoyed getting to know elizabeth, Gail, Heidi and Mary Ellen.
> > 
> > I had a great time sitting at the Canadian table and another highlight was shopping.  That may sound frivolous but you probably know what I mean. Being able to shop for things that were designed for blind people was great, but it was more than that.  Most of the tables in the Independence market had braille labels and the people selling the products treated me with respect.
> > 
> > At Convention I felt like I belonged in a way I've never before experienced.
> > 
> > I hope you had a great summer.
> > 
> > I really enjoyed the article you sent about the resort in Croatia.  I'd love to go, so it's now on my list of future vacation sites.
> > 
> > Talk to you soon,
> > Jen
> > 
> > On 2011-09-26, at 10:40 PM, Doris wrote:
> > 
> >> Hi Jen,
> >> Good to hear from you.  I would love to hear a few lines from you as to how you enjoyed the NFB convention, since it was your first time!
> >> Doris
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