One of the great benefits of my career has been to meet (some as trainees) special people from many countries, some of which have become closest friends. There is now a “gang” that meets every year or so in diverse places, consisting of five Australian couples (Tim and Susy Heap, Tony and Michelle Clarke, Paul and Sue Edwards, Geoff and Diney Gibson, and Bernie and June Laurence), a New Zealand golf buddy (Linda Robert), Minda Wilson (from Point Roberts, WA), as well as local friends, Linda Wier, Kyra and Rob Morris, Jim and Anne Anderson. In various combos we have met in Italy, Galapagos, Alaska, Australia in several places, including Uluru (Ayers rock) for my 70th, New Zealand, and India (on the Maharaja’s train). Most were recently able to assemble again at our home on our Dewees Island,SC, with a side trip to Savannah. Much good companionship, chatting, eating and dining, and some golfing. We are lucky people.