The Optimists Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Making My Family Happy
Submitted by: Ted Wilson
Sunday, November 24, 2002, alumni corps rehearsal
Just wanted you to know how absolutely delighted my wife and two dogs were to see me arrive home with my new contra bass Their excitement was further enhanced when I went to the basement the next night and began to practice my warmups. Chris was overjoyed to hear my somewhat fluttering high C overpower and drown out the mundane voices of her favourite TV show. The constant howling of my two English Springers, Spencer and Heidi, encouraged me to play on as I interpreted it to be howls of approval and encouragement from them. I am a little concerned about Humphrey the cat however as we have not seen him since I sounded my first note.
It is truly amazing how this alumni reunion thing not only brings back memories but how it also has a powerful effect on family life as well.