Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ladies and gentlemen

I give you the 1965 Glenwood Tigers. I'm the lovely young lady sitting in the front row with the Glenwood jacket and hair band, fourth from the right. I'll let the other MCSL swimming folks identify themselves if they wish to--there are at least two former or current coaches in the crowd.

It's been a great season. I hope you've enjoyed this blog and the other things the league and the teams have done to mark our 50th anniversary. Tomorrow at Individual All Stars I'll announce our inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees--and those names will be posted here afterwards and placed on a Hall of Fame web page that will be developed over the winter. That will be my last post--like many of you, I'm heading out of town, catching a plane to San Francisco for a little sightseeing and a professional conference. (I do hope I manage to get a shower between All Stars and airport.) Then it's time to catch up on all that work that didn't quite get done during the season--I'm sure that sounds familiar to many a team rep! I have book revisions I managed to get an extension on till mid-August.

If you're interested, MCSL has two boxes of documents at the Montgomery Historical Society. I hope to find time this winter to poke through the papers and maybe flesh out the skeleton league history we currently have. So if you still have questions or history bits to share, please email them to me at

Have a great August everyone--and do stop by tomorrow to read the Hall of Fame information and inductees.

Oh, and one final bit of housekeeping. I'm going to turn off the comments when I head to bed tonight--which will be early because I'm the designated donut buyer for the All Star meets. Since I'm truly going to be scrambling to get my plane tomorrow, I won't have time then--and I don't know that I'll have a chance to get on the Internet while I'm gone. Plus, there's that bit about book revisions, remember? My editor is only so understanding. But, as I mentioned above, if you still have things to share, you can send them to me--just don't expect a reply until September at the earliest!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all of your blog entries this summer. I've got younger kids and this is only our second year in MCSL. I'm amazed at how fantastic this program is and it's been a wonderful experience for my daughters. Your information this summer has been helpful in both educating and entertaining my family and me. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I second the thank you. It has been fun AND educational to read. I finally understand the way the divisions are set and a number of other things that I've "done" for years and never really thought about. Enjoy San Francisco and we'll see you tomorrow at All Stars!

Sally MacKenzie said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm glad you all enjoyed the blog. I'm going to shut off the computer and head to bed--I'm keeping my eyes open with toothpicks--so I'm turning off the comments now. Have a great end of the summer.