The primary reason for our trip to Tennessee the last weekend in April was to attend the retirement party my father, aka Grand-Dad's, faculty were throwing for him. It was held at the home of Winston Morris, or as I've called him my entire life, Mr. Tuba, and his wife Bobbie. It was a lovely party with fantastic food and we appreciated all the effort put into the party tremendously! It was also really nice that Andrew and Jen were in town to share in the festivities.
The retirement cake
Dad couldn't believe he was expected to cut his cake
Grand-Dad with his long time friend and colleague, Mr. Tuba
The honoree receiving a TTU plate
Giving an impromtu speech
Ted, Winston, Sherry and Bobbie
Sherry & Ted and Dan & Eva Hearn (former TTU clarinet professor and his wife)
Joe & Kay Hermann (current TTU band director and his wife) and Ted & Sherry
MaryAnn Danner (wife of the current TTU composer and music professor, Greg Danner) and Mom have been close friends for a long time. The Danners along with the Deckers helped the Moris' throw this retirement party for Dad.
Jen and Mom
Thank you to everyone who worked on and attended this celebration for Dad! We all appreciated it! I personally enjoyed having the opportunity to see many people I grew up with, baby-sat for and some whom I even had as college professors. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement, Dad!