My wife, Sue, and I offer our SINCERE APOLOGIES!
One Saturday evening this past year, Tom Canfield, Creation Science Fellowship's videographer, called and asked me, (Jim Pamplin), if I was coming to that night's meeting. I had completely forgot! I was too far away, and I held the key to the auditorium. So we had to cancel the meeting - the first time in CSF's 17 year history!
Much more recently, knowing I was scheduled to play field assistant to Dr. Steve Austin in Israel's Wadi Ze'elim between January 24 and February 3, I tasked my bride of 50 years with transporting my laptop, projector, projection table, DVD's, and connectors, as well as the key to the auditorium, to the February 1st meeting, and with conducting the meeting with help from Bob Schober, Tom Canfield, and others.
But, alas, 5:30 A.M., February 2 in Israel, (7:30 P.M. February 1 in Santa Ana, California), I received a call from Tom Canfield asking if I knew where my wife was. I gave him Sue's phone number. He called back a few minutes later to say he couldn't reach her. (Sue carries her cell phone in her purse, and is frequently in a different room when it rings.) With no way to reach Sue, we had to cancel the meeting. When I eventually made connection with Sue, she was mortified to discover the event had completely skipped her mind!
Oh, well. Like husband, like wife! I can hardly complain, having also slipped a cog so recently myself.
So, to those faithful who showed up for the meeting and couldn't get in, only to be told after standing around in the cold that the meeting was canceled, WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE. Will you please forgive us?
I wish I could promise it will never happen again. But I know better than to make my boast in the flesh. With age, we become increasingly aware of the frailties of our minds and bodies - except when we are busy not being aware. (Speaking of frailties of the body, I returned from Israel with a broken rib, having fallen while climbing out of a sink-hole. Just glad it wasn't a hip!)
Sue expressed her regrets and apologies for forgetting the February 1 meeting by baking many yummy treats and bringing them to the February 15 meeting. (She said the treats were also a celebration of my February 3 birthday, nearly two weeks earlier.) If anyone was nursing a grudge against her, I'm pretty sure she won them over. Some even asked for her recipes.