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2010 Orlando Mini-reunion a Huge Success With 97 Attendees Enjoying Hyde Hosting

Gary and Button Hyde were gracious hosts to 97 classmates, spouses, widows, and friends at the 27 Jan – 1 Feb Orlando Mini-Reunion. 

Attending were Dave and Mimi Brooks; Ed and Rina Brown; Dick and Trish Buckner; Pat (USAFA ’61) and Marilyn Buckley; Bob and Terry Cairns; Chuck (Texas A&M ’61) and Adele Chamberlin; Bob Chelberg; Bud and Marty Coddington; Jim and Linda Connolly; Todd and Millie Counts; Bruce Cowan; Bob and Sandie Dickson; Rusty and Donna Dyer; Bill and Linda Esselstein; Jack and Carolyn Fischer; Joe and Ginna Fishburne; Bud and Sheryl Fritz; Pete Gleichenhaus; Tom and Francy Gordon; Bill and Pat Griffiths; Bob and Betty Hampton; Ron Hannon and Michael Hannon; Joan Holmberg ; Gary and Button Hyde; Judy Kremer; Don and Bobbi Lionetti; Glynn and Linda Mallory; Phil and Sharon Mallory; Jim and Tia McGinnis; Bob Montgomery; Burke Mucho and Sandy Shapiro; Bob and Barb Oliver; Shane and Myra Olshansky; Paul and Mollie Palmer; John and Beryl Petty; Wayne and Judie Ploger; Frank and Joan Rauch; Bill and LuAnn Reno; Lee and Judy Sager; Don and Jo Sawtelle; Jim and Kelly Scott; Dale and Eloise Shipley; Bob and Suzie Steege; Anne Tedrick; Bill and Chris Tobin; Mike and Karen Urette; Jack and Pat Veatch; Jerry and Cathy White; Dave and Linda White; Bill Williamson and Kaye Allen; and Gene and Georgia Witherspoon. 

The group feasted on great fare at Hyde’s Smokehouse – Old Fashioned Southern Slow-Cooked Smoked BBQ and all the trimmings on Wednesday evening.  Thursday evening was spent at the Kobe Japanese Steak House.  The group was at Hyde’s Bistro on Thursday evening to enjoy a wide selection of gourmet tapas.  Many gathered at the Hyde’s on Saturday evening to enjoy the abundance of leftovers.  Maison & Jardin was the site of the sumptuous farewell dinner on Sunday night.  Of course, as at all functions hosted by the Hyde’s, there was always a great and varied selection of beverages. 

Even though the weather was cool – cold to some of us – the golfers enjoyed the courses at Magnolia Plantation Country Club, Timacuan Country Club, and Sweetwater Highlands Country Club. 

On Saturday, many made the trip to Blue Springs State Park to see the manatees while others went to the Kennedy Space Center.

All the attendees really appreciated the efforts of Gene Witherspoon and Burke Mucho who assisted Gary in operating the “2002 Club Annex” – the hospitality suite at the Residence Inn by Marriott.  The memorabilia brought by many of the attendees rekindled memories of days past.  Special thanks also to Karen DeWitt, Bob and Terry Cairns, Chuck and Adele Chamberlin, and Bob and Betty Hampton for helping set up and host the dinners at the Hyde’s.  Also many thanks to Ed Brown for setting up the Kennedy Space Center visit and to Paul Palmer for hosting the visit to Blue Springs State Park.

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