Well, life has it's ups and downs, so here's one I just experienced moments ago.
I picked up the new Windswept, "Wow! That really is my photo on the cover!"
So, I sit down to read it. Not more than a few pages in I'm reading Scott Henley's monthly contribution when suddenly I realize what the words are saying to me:
"After serving MWO in a number of roles for more than 20 years, Dr. Peter Crane is leaving his post as Director of Programs."
I have to say though I have not spent nearly as much time getting to know Peter as much as I have other Obs folks, not near as much as I would like, he has always been a friendly and familiar face and one I will always associate with my passion for the Obs. I would even go so far as to say he is the face of the Obs, though there may be others more deserving.
His passion for all that is Mount Washington has surely rubbed off on me and for the rest of my life when I think of the Obs, or Mount Washington itself, I will always remember Peter with great fondness. A truly remarkable fellow, I hope I will get to see him this weekend at STP.
Here's to Peter Crane, the face of the MWO!