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#347: Corbetteers at Olofsson (fwd)
I just came back from a two week trip in Haiti. I spent the first four days
in "Ramsey Clark's" room at the Olofsonn because I have read some much of
that place in Corbettland, I decided to stay there for some time.
What struck me is that those four days were like an unplanned Corbett's line
reunion. I have met people from Australia,to London, to France. All regions
in the U.S were represented from California, to the mid west, to New
England. Members from P-au-Prince were there also. I did not realize there
was such an interesting Bob Corbett's world out there. I was able to meet
some frequent writers, some who never write; others who are not on the list,
but get copies of the letters sent to them.
I met some who complained of not seeing enough letters during the summer
while I thought that was enough for me to handle because I was getting too
We were laughing about how angry we get when Bob does not post some of our
letters. I thought I was the only person who got very upset at Bob at times.
But it seemed that from what I gathered Bob likes people who confront him. I
have sent some very mean, tensed, confrontational mails to Bob. There are
times I say to myself" Bob is definitely going to remove me from his list
after this one." Of course those exchanges do not get posted.
I have also heard about a woman( there might be more) who was willing to
travel to meet Bob and have lunch or dinner with him, but that did not
Last May, I thought about sending an idea of a Corbett's reunion , but
retracted. I had so much fun meeting some Corbeteers that I would like to
suggest a planned Corbett gathering next year between February and August.
Is that feasible?
I have a 20 page hand written journal (I do not have on laptop) that I have
kept all along that trip. From time to time, I will comment.