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August 12, 2021 |

Spec Party Highlights, from Jim Sogi - August, 2007

Scott brooks recalls:

I remember the 2007 spec party. I believe I still have my 2007 spec party t-shirt somewhere hidden so my wife can't throw it out (she hates it when I keep ratty old clothes ;-)

That was such a great gathering. 

What I recall most about those parties was the kindness that Vic showed to me and my family, specifically, my son David. 

David has great memories of running around Vic's house, playing with Austin Lackey. He still tells me stories about how he and Austin played in Vic's squash court trying to blast each other with the balls.  He had some welts on him that I had to explain to my wife (she was none too happy about it) but I just shrugged and said, "boys will be boys" (BTW, that was not the answer she was looking for ;-)

What fantastic experiences for a young man to have…to hang around so many learned and successful people, all of whom treated him with such kindness and were so welcoming. 

David still talks about that to this day!

Now, he's in his third year of dental school and hoping to get an oral surgery residency and on his way to a bigger and better life….and some of the credit for that goes to the eye opening experience of hanging around such smart people at the spec party!

What a wonderful blessing to have been a part of this group for the last for 16+ years (or is it 17+ years…time flies when you're having fun).

Anyway, thank you to Mr. Sogi for the trip down memory lane and thank you especially  to Vic for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful group!

It was by sheer coincidence that I got invited to be a part of the Spec List (I think it's a fairly interesting story how Vic and I became acquainted….and to this day I'm not completely sure that Vic doesn't have 6 toes on one of his feet…but that's another story for a different day ;-) , but suffice it to say,  it's been one of the great blessings of my life! 


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