Tomorrow I am driving to Baltimore to meet my roommate at Lindsay Air Station, Wiesbaden, West Germany in 1978. Then he was Sr. Airman Cliff Almes. He left the military in 1979 and become a brother at a Franciscan Monastery in Darmstadt, Land of Kanaan.
We have not seen each other since 2000, though we have talked every month or two since we were roommates in late 1978. On that Army and Air Force Base, Air Force had to slum with Army depending on availability of rooms.
I wrote about Cliff, now Bruder Timotheus, three years ago, with pictures.
All of my kids have heard the story about me eating with the novices and taking a big piece of meat, finding out too late it was LIVER!! No one wastes food in a monastery, so I was the entertainment for Cliff and the other novices at that meal as they watched me cover the liver with vegetables and eat it.
Looking forward to a great reunion.