From the Editors

For a month that didn’t have much in the way of events scheduled, it managed to get pretty busy after all. Carl & Mary Haglund came to the rescue with a visit to the Old Time Theatre in El Segundo for a showing of the Rudolph Valentino silent movie hit, Blood and Sand. Pictures from inside the theater are very dark and off color so require quite a bit of manipulation to get them to a state that we can use them. So we are holding them for next month’s OT.
Meanwhile, we have Rick Pullen’s report with photos from Marie Thomas of the Annual VMG Picnic in the waning days of July. (My, that sounds like ages ago) It was not quite in time for last month’s issue, but we are happy to have it now. Thanks to Rick and Marie for their fine reporting.
Our request for stories about how you got into MGs is producing results. We are happy to have the story of Derwood & Bev Schrotberger’s initiation and early days with their TD. Please keep them coming.

Finally, we have the beautiful eulogy of Margie Zwart by her dear friend, Darlene Cederstrand. We are going to miss Margie. And keep Bob in your thoughts and prayers.
While it was not a club event, we went up to Seattle for the wedding of VMG co-founder Mike Walsh’s son, Freddie. It was a lovely affair and while the weather was good, it was hampered by smoke from wild fires.
We all will be leaving for GoF West 2018 in just two weeks. This is always the highlight of the VMG year. We will be retracing a route we used several years ago….Wheeler Ridge Road off I5 to Porterville and Oakhurst and up Highway 49 to Placerville. We have three overnight stops booked and are looking forward to another great road trip.




Pete & Fran


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