[Springboard] Thanks for your message

Marie Sharp mbsharp at igc.org
Mon Mar 31 09:18:42 EDT 2008

Dear Lynda,

Thanks for your message.  Yes, Davidson's basketball skills really got 'on the map' as well as 'on the ball'.  Both Basil and Otto as well as Otto's wife, Christy, graduated from Davidson as did Basil's brother and his two sons.  Perhaps Jonathan knows them; Cal and Hunter Sharp.

Congratulations!  I celebrate with you in the Cock Family growth of love.

Adoption is a wonderful choice.  Otto and Christy have two adopted sons and one son by birth.  Caleb was the name of the first foster child they had who was able to return to his bloodline family when an aunt adopted him.  I really like the name.

Helen Newkirk will be moving to Texas to live in the family home in Utopia.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Lynda Cock <llc860 at triad.rr.com>
>Sent: Mar 30, 2008 11:09 AM
>To: springboard at wedgeblade.net
>Subject: [Springboard] Greetings from NC
>Dear Colleagues at Springboard,  you have been in our thoughts this weekend
>as you have gathered in Denver.  
>We took our eldest son John and his wife Kelley to the airport on Friday,
>bound for Ethiopia to pick up their newest member of their family, baby
>Caleb, leaving us in Davidson, NC, with their two other children, Lyndon
>and Preston (4 & 2, both little redheads like their Dad) and their dog and
>three cats!  They landed in Addis Ababa about 2 hrs ago.  I could imagine
>how our parents would have loved such instant communication when we left our
>children to travel to India back in late 70's.  
>As we wait to officially greet Caleb next weekend and add him to our crew,
>we are deeply aware of the wisdom of Marshall Jones that we have "a brand
>new generation on whose behalf we old-timers are privileged to be
>comprehensive, futuric, and intentional."  
>As you may have observed, little Davidson, NC, really got on the map with
>their basketball expertise in the Sweet Sixteen, winning to play in the
>Elite Eight against Kansas. "Jono" (John II), Frank Powell, and Otto Sharpe
>are some of our gang who attended this small Presbyterian college.  Jono and
>Kelley were able to watch Friday's game on large screen in the JFK airport
>as they waited to board.  As you can imagine, their little town is wild with
>I hope those of you in Denver have enjoyed the Art Show of Ellen's work to
>benefit the ICAI Conference in Japan and hope you are placing your bids on
>these originals.   I just upped my bid on "Globally Ecumenical" to $90, but
>it registered as $0.  I've sent a Help note to Sarah in Canada.  The on-line
>auction ends April 5.  For those online, check it out!
>We look forward to receiving your report and photos.
>Lynda and John
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