||My friend John Thorne, who many of you know from the last two gatherings, is living the greatest adventure of his life. He flew out of Houston at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and arrived in Manila, the Phillipines, last night and was met by his very young and very beautiful bride to be, Joie. I received an email from him this a.m. saying he made it fine, he is with Joie, and they are heading for their prearranged love nest. This is a culmination of a two year off and on internet and telephone relationship. They will be married in about two weeks after the governmental formalities are processed. John will be coming home in about three weeks and then the process of obtaining a spousal visa to enable Joie to join us in Teague will begin. That will take about four months. You can expect to meet Joie at Gathering XI in '11.