I'm back in HOT Arizona. That's OK. And I'm unpacked. That's GOOD. I woke up on EDT (not PDT or MST). That's NOT GOOD.
So I was writing research questions when I woke. I was trying not to make assumptions. All of you in the GPS class understand what I'm saying. So, I was writing a question, "When did C Y Trice marry Luna Estelle Drake?" But is there an assumption here? That they did marry? I know they had children. I know that CY seemed to have a good relationship with Luna's father. So, I assumed (there's that word again) that they did marry. And then I asked myself the question, "Does it matter?" (Tom Jones's voice said that.) I think it does matter, especially if I start to fill out lineage society applications. Well, all of that will be looked at in the future; definitely not before about the 20th of August.
Now looking back at GRIP 2013.
The weather was a nice change for me even if it was too wet some evenings to walk. I definitely LOVED the mornings, and drinking hot coffee not iced.
Except for minor computer problems and the fact that I couldn't keep the sheet tucked in, I was quite comfortable in my room. Even if I have to leave out a shirt or two, I'm going to bring a fitted sheet next year. So you may see me in the same shirt numerous times. Yes, I know. I could bring an extra suitcase, but I prefer to travel light. This year I had my computer case, a small purse, and a suitcase that was checked.
I loved the salad bar in the cafeteria. Also I found the cooked vegetables good. Of course the best part of meals was visiting with other researchers. For some reason, though, I never seemed to sit with anyone who was in Paula's class. And I certainly enjoyed her class last year.
I still can't decide which class to take next year. Fortunately registration is not until February. For those of you who want more information, visit the GRIP web site at http://www.gripitt.org/. All of the information will be posted soon.
I want to especially thank Elissa and Debbie for all of their efforts. Of course I want to say thank you to the instructors and the evening lecturers who were great. And then a thank you to all of you who attended, whether I was in class with you or not; whether I sat at a table with you during meals or not. Without all of you, GRIP wouldn't have been any fun. And it may not have even existed.
So Thank You!!!!.