This weekend our main activity was the 91st. Forester's Ball.
For any that don't know, the Ball is a UM forestry students tradition dating back to 1914. It is the second oldest tradition on UM campus, behind the Grizzly football team. The ball is a two night fund raising event, that provides scholarships to the forestry students.
Whitney has been busy with putting this together for months, serving as a member of the committee. Her sister Bailey flew in from Az. on thursday night to see the event and help with all the last minute jobs. I got into town on Friday having attended a foresty conference in Coeur d' Alene, Id. for a couple of days.
As the ball got under way on Friday night, we were very surprised to find Whitney's parents Gary and Kathy there! They had been hearing about this event for a long time from Whitney and decided to make a surprise trip out to attend. It was really great to see them, and they enjoyed seeing what all the fuss is about. Kathy, Gary and Bailey attended both nights and headed home to Or. and Az. this morning.
As for me, I enjoyed particiating in the Can Can dance once more, and had a great time both nights. It is a great time to see other forestry alumni and catch up with folks I don't see often.
That's all for now - KJ