Saturday, September 11, 2010

In Remembrance, In Celebration

Months ago, Mo invited Michael to class, then Michael invited Robert, and now the three of them get together for lunch before class and show up together. It's quite possibly the world's cutest sight to see them come through the door every week and all wave synchronized hellos to the rest of the group. And their nickname? You guessed it: "The Three Musketeers".

Today, on the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, I'd like to take a moment to celebrate the strongest kind of peace that we absolutely do have in our world: Friendship.

Robert Leung
A Very Good Feeling       

I have a very good feeling whenever I come down here to this class, because I have a chance to meet all kinds of different people.  Young and old.  Women and men.  They are very friendly. We talk and exchange ideas.  I come with my friends, Mo and Michael.  And, of course the friendly lady, Benita, who is in charge of all the meetings.  Today we have fifteen very kind people and you couldn’t find a nicer day than today.  Outside, the weather is very, very nice.  It’s about 75 degrees.  Not too cold and not too hot.  It’s a perfect day.  I look forward to coming here for the meetings.  Hope to come here again and again. 

Robert Leung
A Thank You Note

Today I want to say thanks to Mr. Mo McCooper who is the friend who brings me and Michael to come to this nice senior center writing class. We have met a lot of nice friends here. I look forward to each Thursday of the week for these meetings. This sure is a nice and wonderful senior center. I very much appreciate it.

Robert Leung

Michael (Man-Tin) Chan
This Friendly Group       

My name is Michael Chan.  I came to this country from Hong Kong in July 2006 to live with my eldest daughter in Rosemont.  I met Mr. Mo McCooper in Chinatown soon after my arrival.
Gradually, he brought me to join the senior association’s writing group.  I find that all the members of this group are very friendly. I like that all of us get together every week to share the happiness together.

I sincerely support the activities of this group. Let us continue our gatherings and activities!