Dear Doreen,

Sorry it's taken a while to write and say thanks to you and all the others who put together our incredible Reunion.

People I've told about our get-together have scratched their heads and gone "Huh?" It made me realize how unique we "Hurley Kids" were, and are, in this day and age. We weren't just classes in a school, but part of a community -- living, playing, growing up, and getting to know each other. There was a stability, centered in our own little spot on the globe, that many kids in Mobile America today can't share.

It showed in the fact that so many of us wanted to come back again.

Turns out I didn't have to hurry back to Brooklyn as fast as I did on the 14th -- the worst of Charley passed east of us. As close to the shore as we are, though, one never knows. Heavy regrets at not being able to say Hello and catch up with a lot of old friends who were there.

There was talk of another Reunion even as we met. If this is a possibility, please let me know. I'll be glad to help out in whatever way I can.


P.S.: Attached is the one shot that came out: Ken Hopper, Mike O'conner, Kev Steuding, and Steve Lefever. Kinda blurry, but it's there.