With Mary Maloney in town for the weekend, Mary, Sharon and I went to a dinner for Ernie Hodges' retirement from Farm Credit at the Hilton. I worked for Farm Credit for almost eighteen years, from October of 1980 to summer of 1998. I worked with Ernie in the late 1980's. Sharon has worked with Ernie at Farm Credit West over the last five years.
There were a large number of people that I knew from my Farm Credit days, including Sandy Mansfield, Judy Hill, Tom Croft, Bruce Strickler, Jeana and Larry Hultquist, Ron Carli, Dick Piper and Gary Dwyer. Unfortunately, George Beitzel was not there... Sharon and I sat with Mary, Holly, Gary Olson and the board chairman and his wife at dinner.