I had the distinct pleasure of reconnecting with an old friend that was elected to president last year of charter Club #5... Alabeemers. We sat around his fire ring in his back yard where in the past we have shared many a lie and story. We used to have what the girls, called, "Big talk Friday" around that fire ring. Sheila, was always good at keeping us in check. As I'm running for the board this year I needed to reconnect to this two times Purple Heart receipient from Vietnam, and one of my mentors and role models for the last two decades. We had a good talk. I'll be attending the Alabeembers meeting this Sunday in Birmingham. Once elections are done (for the Alabeemers) I'll renew my membership. The club was there for me when I needed them... It's time to give back. Lots of great Americans in this club.