23 Oct

MOGSouth Fall Meet – Report from the Field (Moore)

This is a bit belated, but wanted you to know how much we enjoyed the Meet hosted by Richard and Janet Ihns.
They were exceptional in their planning and so hospitable and generous with the events for the weekend.   We arrived to find our selves the owners of bright green bags with the Morgan logo embossed on the front.  It held Yeti type stainless mugs with the Morgan insignia on them also and lots of edible goodies.
The weather was perfect for the entire meet, sunny and comfortable every day and evening.
Friday night most of us went to a pizza place after the first Noggin in the hotel restaurant’s bar area. Moon Pie was perfect for the large crowd that joined together; the food was very good,  the wait staff was friendly and fun and did not have a problem with so many individual bills.
Saturday we missed most of the rally time as we have a difficult time getting up and off at 9:00 am, but Richard gave us the route and so we enjoyed a good portion of it  on our own in our van.  We especially liked the ride up the mountain to their beautiful home where they had a sumptuous catered lunch for the entire crowd with beautiful gourmet cupcakes for dessert.  Most ate on their expansive covered porch area overlooking the river below.  It was a delightful setting and we were amazed to discover they designed and built this home without an architect involved; it is spectacular.  They insisted this lunch was their gift to the group, so generous of them.
Richard even had one of his maintenance men (or friend) build a ramp so Glenn could get into their home and enjoy the festivities….this was way above and beyond anything he needed to do, but so appreciated.
Richard’s workshop was a big event after lunch with his collection of cars (a lot of Jaguars if I remember correctly). It was the high point for all the Morgan owners…and his electric/hydraulic lift was the envy of everyone!!!
Another Noggin was held before dinner and this one also had lovely trays of cheeses and nibbles.
A private point that I am sure you are aware of; Graeme Addie was in attendance with his wife Jenny, his daughter, Emma, her husband and the 2 grandchildren and his friend Charles Harris with his new wife, Louise.  Graeme looked very ill and had that yellowish tinge to his skin that to me is a sign his liver was not working up to its normal potential.  It was kind of a very private celebration for Graeme and his family to make this meet and very touching for all our Morgan group gathered to witness.  It is painful to write this, but I would be remiss not to include it.
The evening dinner was at the Resort in their dining room adjoining the Noggin area and very pleasant with round tables so we could easily converse and enjoy our Morgan friends once again.
Collette Clark did her now traditional presentation  of a very intricate Fall ceramic platter she made to commemorate the Ihns’ hosting the weekend.
After the Fall Meet in Sept. Glenn and I continued on the road for 3+ weeks to vacation and visit family.
Dorothy and Glenn Moore

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