We came from the four corners of the U.S.A., we Turners. We came to renew, refresh and commit to a rejuvenated future. Old acquaintences were reconnected. New friends were established. Those of us from the right and left coasts marveled at the heartland and came away with the realization that we just finished looking at America and what a refreshing look that was.
We gave tribute to past accomplishments, respected in silence our departed members and saluted those serving in the armed forces. We remembered our German heritage by hefting the national beverage and ate as if we had just finished a hard day's work behind a plow. It was great fun.
|Upper Photo: Health and Physical Education Committee|
Lower Photo: David Liptak, Carole Kulzer Brennan, Tom Bozonelos
I left wondering how we, citizens from every part of our country, found it easy to come together, have discussions and arrive at a unified position and yet our political leaders can't. What was the difference? There's a wonderful German word to described that difference: Gemütlichkeit. We should all strive for that!