Apr
29

The Royal Wedding and the Sherwood Family!

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Well, here I am in New Jersey getting my elder son married off. It hadn’t occurred to me that it’s happening the same weekend as the Royal Wedding across the pond.  The ladies are all a-twitter about both weddings… and I’m wondering how much more of this I can take!

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Paul has had enough!

Mary and I are staying with my sister Anne and her husband Val who both appear to be stars in NBC. Maybe you might be interested in what’s happening to my sister.

Twenty-five years ago, Anne hired on to NBC as a temp in the clerk pool. Today she is a full Vice President in charge of Affiliate Marketing. As such she gets some VERY cool opportunities.

Take, for example, the Royal Wedding. She is in charge of NBC’s affiliate support of the wedding. As such she developed part of NBC’s website for the wedding, http://nbcroyalwedding.com. If you find a page with some dinner ware (in the Royal Wedding etiquette section) you’ll be looking at my sister’s actual china and silver used in a shoot at NBC studios in Rockefeller Center. Anne’s staff did the research for all you find under all the different tabs. On top of that (and this was pretty cool) we’re sitting in her living room watching the event (on NBC’s Today show of course) and she’s reading us e-mails she’s getting from NBC reporters, producers and technical staff on site live at the wedding. Even now she’s sitting there sending instructions to her staff to update photographs and copy of the gown and the wedding cakes and the tiara. Check this out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy.

In the past I’ve known her to have command of the NBC corporate jet to travel around the country promoting programs.

So what about my “little” sister do I like the best? Well, two years ago she and I did a motorcycle ride through the Adirondacks in upstate New York. We rode 750 miles and saw some of the most beautiful country God has seen fit to create! It was a marvelous, nostalgic, tour of the area in which she and I vacationed as children. I was emotional during much of the ride and made the comment to her about how this was a “once-in-a-lifetime”ride. Her response, “Why once??” We’re currently planning another ride…where? Well, we’re not quite sure yet. Wherever it turns out to be…it’ll be magical.

I love you, Sis.

Paul and his sister, Ann

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