By Tom Trutner
After dinner one night at Lodestar, I was walking by the kitchen in the lodge. The familiar music of "Sgt. Pepper…” was playing (by the way, Ringo was knighted today by Prince William 3/20/18), and I popped open the door to see all the kitchen crew doing dishes in a spontaneous, but almost perfectly choreographed dance. I stood in amazement with a huge smile on my face, and now, some fifty years later, that memory still has a warm and wonderful hold on me.
My fond memories of Lodestar are, for the most part, memories of you, the many kids I got to know over those years. Your lives - individually and collectively - gave me some of the most unforgettable and satisfying years of my life.
This is why I am so excited looking forward to our reunion in October. There are so many smiles and hugs to be shared, so many stories to be told (some of which, I’m sure, you now will finally tell me!) and so much fun to be had. I hope you can make plans to be there; I’ll be so happy if you can.
The event is called “Back to Lodestar,” but to paraphrase a book title by a favorite author of mine, “Come Back to Lodestar Again for the First Time” seems to be the theme. It will be a brand new adventure, but every moment will be infused with the indelible memories we all have of those incredible times together.
Looking forward to seeing you,
Blessings and Cheers!
Saying it out loud, or even thinking it quietly, the name Lodestar conjures up powerful memories and reflections. And meaning.