|Ring Figure, borrowed from marchingpost.wordpress.com|
Kip, a Junior at VMI, had noticed the fifth item on my list. In short, Kip invited Amanda and I out to dinner with his roommates and family. Invited us to the Ring Figure Ball. And then asked that Amanda and I be the first couple through the ring.
As a VMI grad, I've had my doubts about what the Institute is doing, how it prepares its cadets for the world outside, and - on occasion - doubts about the type of person it spits out every May. I used to sum up my views by telling anyone who asked that, for me, VMI seemed like an unsupervised boy scout camp. In my mind, that atmosphere changed with the appointment of LTC Eric Hutchings as the Commandant of Cadets. As commander of the 4th Ranger Training Battalion, it was obvious Hutchings had what it took to turn things around when he arrived back at his Alma Mater.
I'm proud to count these
Now, important question: tux or kilt?
Kilt for sure ;-) BergineReplyDelete
Definately a kilt..show off those beautiful legs uncle TonyReplyDelete
Kilt uncle Tony!ReplyDelete
feckin shop in town can't get it here by FridayReplyDelete
hmmm. great idea from Claudia. anyone know a VMI piper with a 30"...okay, 35" waist that's about 6' tall?ReplyDelete
That's awesome, so happy you guys get to do this! Sounds like you've got some wonderful people in your corner. :) Can't wait to see pictures!ReplyDelete
It has to be a kilt! don't let the Scots down and make sure you get loads of pics for the overseas crowd!!!!!ReplyDelete
How cool for you!!! Please wear a kilt. And please share photos!ReplyDelete
kilt Tony, see there's a pattern here in the comments! You and Amanda have a fantastic night with your friendsReplyDelete
Defo kilt, if only we'd known we could have brought you one - have a fab night xReplyDelete
Kilt rental and overnight express!ReplyDelete
Kilt!! And Amanda *needs* the dress she posted earlier. A must. Please post pics of the two of you walking through the ring.... Love ya!ReplyDelete
Well done Kip, roommates and families.ReplyDelete
T. you are one of the few men we know that can actually wear the kilt, look very relaxed AND look the business. If you can get one in time....
We all look forward to pictures of the event.
It has to be the Kilt!!!ReplyDelete
Kilt! Kilt!!! Kilt!! Kilt!! By the way, have a ball!!! [yuk, yuk...}ReplyDelete