To all of the members of the committee, a great job. I nominate all of you to always be in charge.

     To my Graham School cronies including Roy, Paul (who still calls me Winkie),  George, Anita, Andy (I am sorry I broke your nose, I really am), Carol, Larry, Vinny (who was Johnny Appleseed in fifth grade), Mary, Susan, Grace Ann, Billy, and my buddy David (I hope you find something to eat someday) …

     To Harry and Harvey and Howard and Herbie and Henry and Hounds …
     And Alyson (of course) …
     To Nicky from Little League and Jon and Jon …
     To the crew from Mr. Planell’s: Spitfire Lynne, Steve, Jeff, David, Alan, Kenny, Peggy, Lisa and Larry (or was that Tom Selleck?) …
     And Janet and Ellen and Jane …
     To Terry (I’ll get over it), and Milt (it’s time you did) …
     To Lenny, who is not my cousin and was there, and Judy, who is my cousin and wasn’t …
     To Marty and Martha and Wendy and Bob and Robert and Barbara …
     To the Peters: Kahn and Luckower …
     To Curtis and Porter and the Davids: Bridges, Caplan and Lewis …
     The Johnsons: Wayne, Winnie and Vincent …
     And the Corns: Bibb and Bread …
     To my good buddies Arthur: Rasher and Holland
     And William and Bill and Bill and the Earle of Skippy …
     To Carol, Teresa, Joyce, Mark, Nancy and Lyn, who is still as much fun as ever if she has a leg to stand on  …
     To Darrick who keeps me straight …
     And Michelle who makes me curly…
     I was touched by an “Angel,” and had a helluva time.

Paul Belinkie  (belinkie@nytimes.com)