Several annuitants participated in the Sideline Exhibits. As noted in a display, the original intent of sidelines is to "share activities, interests, and accomplishments since retirement.
Tennis, anyone? Or golf, or bridge ... or checkers? "May I have the next dance?" or "Want to rock?" Or how about catching up with the latest news on the Saudi Aramco enterprise?
Although the reunion was scheduled to begin Saturday, August 28, some of us arrived early to the beautiful Pinehurst Resort only to wait with anticipation for the arrival of our friends. To pass the time, we took a leisurely walk along one of the Resort's eight nationally ranked golf courses, then meandered into the small village of Pinehurst filled with specialty shops and restaurants.
The final day of the 2004 Annuitants Reunion was dedicated to good-byes. People departed throughout the day and lingering Aramcons relaxed in the lobby at the Carolina until it was time to go.
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