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2007 ARTICLE

Team SOS, Int'l (Slow, Old Sagehens, International) Pulls Another All Nighter.
by Gary Long (team Go-fer, serving Organs 'R' Us), glong@sjrd.com, March 2007

The Slow, Old Sagehens are nine classmates of the Pomona College Class of 1971, the wife of a classmate who claims he has a bad knee and can't run, the brother of a classmate and one member of the Class of 1969. We, and several dozen other classmates, have been conversing daily via an e-mail listserv for over a year. In thirteen months we have posted over 12,000 messages to one another. The hot topics of these conversations include politics, sports, college memories and, of course, colonoscopies.

We also spend a lot of time wondering how we, as a group spread across the entire globe, can, as we are admonished by Pomona College tradition, "bear our added riches in trust for mankind."

Demonstrating once again why he is Class President for Life, Bill Joost invited, then begged, then browbeat the rest of the team into signing on for the all-nighter we thought we would never pull again. Having done so, we are now so excited about The Relay that some of us are actually out jogging every now and then to get ready. We come from near (Santa Cruz, Piedmont, Berkeley), far (Orange County, Minneapolis, Virginia, New York City) and way far (Hong Kong, Israel) to run our hearts out (pun intended) for Organs 'R' Us. None of us has needed an organ transplant as of yet, but we know that there are many in need of organs and one day it may be us or our loved ones.

So, sound the start gun and don't wait up for us! We are old and we are slow but we are Sagehens! Mighty, Mighty Sagehens! Chirp!

 
   
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