One of my most favorite memories from our last BTL reunion -- among so many (like the uber renewed goodwill we gifted each other with . . . the tasty Chai we had in the mornings with Chai Master Peter Livingston and his sidekick, the Lovely and Up-And-Coming "Chai-Mistress-In-Training:" Anne Roeth . . . and if that weren't enough, we had even some Tai Chi with our "Mistress of all Chi," Nancy Linford. . . and who could forget our campfires and happy songs. . . and seeing our Chuck again. . . and my heavy-footed breakage of our lodge light strings. . . and that wide and happy smile on the punum of our Rev. Tom who was so very in his element and moment in time) was this:
I truly loved our tribute and quiet, special memory moments that we all shared about our departed and beloved fellow campers on our last day together. I will never forget the memory of those words shared. They will stay with me always as I am sure they will with those of you who were there.
We must look forward, of course, as campers in life, but we must look back in time, too, as celebrated Lodestar Alums!
And remember the "Happy Times". . .
Memorial tiles for all those remembered at BTL 2018 were designed and hand-made by Tracy Mikkelson. The tiles are under a tree in the Memorial Grove.
Saying it out loud, or even thinking it quietly, the name Lodestar conjures up powerful memories and reflections. And meaning.