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Well to-morrow, Friday is my last day as a guest curator at the museum, I suspect most of you think that studying and learning so much about Horology in that time would have been my greatest satisfaction, and indeed it was an amazing learning experience.
But what keeps on coming to my mind is "Teaching others we teach ourselves" That has been my greatest learning experience here at the Museum in Columbia, that and the wonderful people I met.

From the staff, to the wonderful volunteers to the visitors, to the many kind citizens of Columbia that would stop and offer me a kind gesture.

It brings me back to who I believe was one of your greatest Presidents - John F. Kennedy, that in his inaugural speech spoke these wonderful words "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."
He also went on to say: "All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin."

Therefore I ask you all, as I have learnt, 'ask not what the NAWCC can do for you - but what you can do for it.' This does not necessarily need to be money, it can be articles for the bi-monthly bulletin, it can be volunteer work, donating a timepiece or reference material. What ever you can.

Additionally for me, I take heart in your Presidents second quote, that 'it will not all be finished (accomplished) in 100 days, nor maybe 1000 days, but I 'know' I have started at last to 'teach others'

I sincerely thank Gallet and ALL the staff at NAWCC

Adam
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Dear All
In the inimitable words of John Denver;
John Denver - Leaving on a Jet Plane - YouTube

All my bags are packed I'm ready to go
I'm standin' here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin' it's early morn
The taxi's waitin' he's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

There's so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
I tell you now, they don't mean a thing
Every place I go, I'll think of you
Every song I sing, I'll sing for you
When I come back, I'll bring your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go
 

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I hope your last day went well. NAWCC looks like a great place; glad you got to participate in it. FWIW, I've also been fond of Early Morning Rain.

Peter Paul & Mary - Early Morning Rain (1966) - YouTube

By Gordon Lightfoot

In the early mornin' rain
With a dollar in my hand
And an aching in my heart
And my -pockets full of sand
I'm a long ways from home
And I missed my loved one so
In the early mornin' rain
With no place to go

Out on runway number nine
Big 707 set to go
Well I'm out here on the grass
Where the pavement never grows
Where the liquor tasted good
And the women all were fast
There she goes my friend
She's rolling out at last
Hear the mighty engines roar
See the silver wing on high
She's away and westward bound
For above the clouds she flies
Where the mornin' rain don't fall
And the sun always shines
She'll be flying over my home
In about three hours time

This ol' airport's got me down
It's no earthly good to me
'Cause I'm stuck here on the ground
Cold and drunk as I might be
Can't jump a jet plane
Like you can a freight train
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain
 
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