dal at endl.com
Fri Sep 2 01:56:26 PDT 1994
To: Friends of Bill
Subject: Memorial Dinner
I am in the process of finalizing things with the Sofitel Hotel at present,
and have had to decide on things like the menu. A buffet would have provided
us more leeway in terms of attendance (like late-deciders at the meeting)
but a dinner seemed to suit the occasion better. As Bill would have said:
"If you can't make your mind up, you don't deserve to attend."
To simplify ordering confusion when we are all seated I decided to limit the
selection to two. There is no red meat, because it is difficult to satisfy
individual preferences on how rare it should be. The meal selected is:
Smoked Trout appetizer
Braised Veal Loin w/mushrooms and Dijon Mustard sauce and potatoes
Sauteed Chicken Breast and Lobster Tail w/Nantua sauce and potatoes
Coffee or Tea
The public bar is just down the hall, so no bar will be set up in the room
where dinner is to be served. The final estimate is not in yet, but the
dinner cost will be under $40.
I have asked that there be audio equipment in the room so that anybody who
wishes to say a few words in memory of Bill can do so. Bill had a great
sense of humor and this should not be a maudlin event. He would want us to
remember the good times we shared with him, and enjoy the occasion.
The following have responded to me as planning to attend.
Bill Dallas Les Johnson Jim McGrath Scott Smyers
Steve Finch Skip Jones Gene Milligan Bob Snively
Ken Hallam Larry Lamers George Penokie Jeff Stai
Gerry Houlder John Lohmeyer Robbie Shergill Ralph Weber
The hotel has to be told what to serve on Friday 9th, so that the quantities
of food needed can be ordered. That means I have to know how many are coming
and what they want to eat.
Could all those on the list please advise me of their meal preference?
It is unlikely any last-minute wishes to attend can be honored unless there
If any others wish to join us on the evening of September 13 at the Sofitel
Hotel in Houston, please reply to me at 250-1752 at mcimail.com with your name
and meal preference before September 8.
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