Lincoln Chapter Potluck and Paul's 80th Birthday!

The NFP Lincoln chapter is having a summer picnic at the shelter near A street in Antelope Park, Lincoln, NE, on July 7th from 5:00pm to sunset.

We decided to set this picnic to coincide with Paul Olson's eightieth birthday. It was not his choice to advertise this part of the event, however, he has been gracious enough to give us permission to have a birthday celebration for him. He has asked that there be no cards or gifts or solemn speeches. In Paul's own words, "because I was a high forceps baby and pretty well torn up when I emerged, my father used to call me on each birthday and say, 'Son, when you appeared, so-and-so many years ago, you looked like a lump of hamburger.' That was enough of a blessing to get me through another year." In lieu of gifts, he said he would just like to see his friends and strengthen his sense that we -- as NFP -- can do some good eventually (or perhaps commiserate about our weaknesses).

This is a pot luck picnic so, if you are somewhat adept or can get someone else to be adept, bring a main dish, a veggie, a salad, a dessert, a drink, or some good bread. If you aren't adept, come anyway as I have never seen a potluck picnic where the group didn't have ten times more food than it could eat. If someone has homemade ice cream, that would be great! If you plan to bring hamburger or hot dogs, send me an email so that we can start up a grill. We will bring some paper plates, utensils, and glasses, and we will try to bring some iced tea, lemonade, ice, and perhaps a soda style drink. We will just socialize, talk gossip and politics, and tell each other how wonderful we are or, perhaps, brag about how much we have gotten done. Please send this on to other people, whether they are members of NFP or not, who might want a picnic and talk.

There will be no speeches, no slide shows, not much of anything aside from food and people. Though the chapter steering committee will probably come about 4:30 to get things arranged, we will probably get really into eating between 5:30 and 6:00. Bring kids. Bring your own plate and utensils. Please mark on your calendar. Bring your friends.

We will be in the shelter near A street in Antelope Park, Lincoln, NE, between 27th Street and Normal Boulevard. There has been road work in the area but you should be able to get in from A street. If not try from the south or the west. You will be able to see us and probably our banner.

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