In all sincerity, I love you all. I would never have been so bold, or moved, to say that 55-60 years ago.
There are those who maintain that you can never go back, but when you can turn back the clock and experience the emotions of yesteryear with fondness and respect and from the perspective of maturity, it is truly something special to take with you always.
Contributing to the significance of the occasion were the friends I had never met before who simply had an interest in things nostalgic and were interested in reading about my memories of the period when I grew up in their town. Having my eldest daughter, her partner and two grand daughters there to share the day with me, was also significant. Heck, even the local media showed up.
How lucky can one guy get?
My family, Alyssa, Darrell, Becky and Debbie enjoyed meeting Dresden friends.