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Re: For EVERYONE, another nut is born!! Please read!!
Welcome back! I have great memories of the van load of killinuts from
Minnesota showing up at Michiana, WAKO and Chicago shows. Also a couple of
visits to the Minnesota show were terrific experiences. (The next one is
coming up soon in September!)
One recollection that still has me smiling is the image in Elkhart, Indiana
on a frigid February, evening with the snow and wind whipping around the
hotel. All of the other fish heads are dressed for a polar expedition and
struggling to carry their luggage and fish boxes into the hotel before they
freezing in place. (The maracas we heard were just Ron Coleman's and my
Then one looks over at the van with the license plate proclaiming a land of
10,000 lakes. Most of you had discarded your shorts for jeans, but still
there was Milo, Brad, Craig, Mike and I believe you, nonchalantly and
efficiently unloading your gear in shirt sleeves. (I think Nancy was wearing
a sweater.) You all wondered at what all the fuss was about the weather. :)
You're still a killie person. Reborn maybe.
Lots of killinuts have to take a break for school, work, the service (and
inconvenient military actions), health challenges, raising a family, caring
for parents and a variety of marital changes. That is what Mike Bartlett
perceptively christened "Human Diapause."
Like malaria (but more benignly) killies get in the blood. A lot of this
hobby is, "Hello, so-long and hello again!"
Recently a Colorado Killie group was announced. They meet the second Sunday
of every second month, but neither the AKA site and the affiliate list, nor
the AKA roster add a lot of details. They had their first show in late June.
Their contact person is Edd Kray, who does frequent this list. Edd hasn't
yet responded this evening - on the list anyway - indicating that he has a
I would be really surprised if he doesn't get to you soon. However if you
want to send an e-mail to him at catfishkray at attbi_com you might get his
attention a tad bit sooner.
A look in the latest AKA roster shows a neat and distinguished group of
killie people out your way. Another person is listed as living in Colorado
Springs. Several other killie keepers are just north on I-25 a distance of
42, 82, 90 miles and so on. A lot of their membership seems to be about a 75
minute drive from your place to the Denver area.
My guess is that you will feel right at home with the killie people and the
area. I would imagine Colorado seasons (summer excepted) would be a lot like
Minnesota.You will have to decide whether to wear a coat in the winter. ;)
All the best!
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