Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Monday, May 12, 2008

A PRODIGAL SON RETURNS

And the son said unto him "Father I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight I am no more worthy to be called thy son.""
But his father said to his servants "Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet.
And bring hither the fatted calf and kill it and be merry."

"For this my son was dead, and is alive again, he was lost, and is found." And they began to be merry.
LUKE 15:21-24



ROBIN TORREY IS BACK IN THE SALTAIRE FOLD. REJOICE AND BE GLAD. AFTER ABOUT TWO YEARS OF IGNORING OUR ENTREATIES, (SOMETHING ABOUT HE DOESN'T OWN A COMPUTER) OUR PRODIGAL HAS GOTTEN BACK TO US AND PROMISES TO REGALE US WITH STORIES AND SONG.

WHEN WE LAST HEARD FROM ROBIN, (AND I MEAN LITERALLY HEARD) 20 YEARS AGO HE WAS HUNDREDS OF YARDS AWAY, BUT WE COULD HEAR HIM LIKE A MEGAPHONE ABOVE THE ROAR OF THE OCEAN AND OVER THE DUNES AND SWALE HALFWAY TO THE BAY.
ROBIN IS WELL, AS IS HIS FAMILY, AND BROTHERS PROF. KENNY AND REV. RAY AND REV. BRUCE AND THEIR FAMILIES. ROBIN STILL PLAYS AN OLD GUITAR, IS STILL TRYING TO LEARN LATIN (he is still in the First Declension after 45years) AND BOASTS HE STILL KNOWS ALL THE WORDS TO "SLOW DOWN MOSES," "S-A-L-T-A-I-R-E" AND "KUMBAYA."

SO WELCOME BACK ROBIN: REJOICE AND BE GLAD. DO NOT BE UPSET THAT YOU MAY FIND THAT YOU HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO AS "THE CLAM KING" "SON OF A PREACHER MAN" AND "THE BABYLON GENIUS" BY CERTAIN UNCOUTH BLOGGERS ON SALTAIRE38.BLOGSPOT.COM.


ROBIN: JUST TO SHOW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING, WE HAVE BROUGHT UP SOME OF OUR PAST RANTINGS THAT BRING YOU AND YOUR BELOVED ST. ANDREWS FROM THE PAST TO THE PRESENT. THOSE RANTINGS FOLLOW JUST BELOW THIS POST


WELCOME BACK SON.

THE EDITORS
SALTAIRE38.BLOGSPOT.COM








2 comments:

BEAVER said...

Concerning our "reconnect" with Robin - as JOH stated we have been trying to contact Robin for some two years - in what we thought to be a last futile attempt I left messages on his answering machine this past week. Lo, and behold Sat. morning I get a call from the 718 area code and it's our long lost friend Robin. We had an absolutely wonderful time reliving old times and reminiscing. We especially talked about the friendship our respective parents had for each other. We sepnt many wonderful hours over the years with the Torrey's and have many wonderful memories. Robin said that he'd contact brother's Dr. Ken, and Rev(s) Raymond and Bruce.
And yes, for those of you that know Robin - he's just as loud today as he was nearly fifty years ago - some things never change!!

BEAVER said...

For all of us that know, love and respect(??) Robin there is no need for him to use a cell phone, telephone, or computer to converse with us. All he need do is stand outside of his house and speak in his normal tone of voice - anyone within a 750 mile radius should, if atmospheric conditions are right, be able to hear him. Robin, his parents, and his brothers were some of the best people that ever graced the shores of Saltaire.