I didn’t know what to expect. My husband turns left into the Civic Center parking lot. There are lines of people. The people weave throughout the parking lot and under the awning of the rather large building. I say to my husband, “We have to wait in line?” He goes to investigate. Luckily, we had table tickets which meant that we didn’t have to wait in that treacherous line. We proceed through the glass doors to the will-call booth. The lady hands us our tickets and we are shown where our table was located. As we enter the dimly lit gathering hall, we spot more lines! Lines for the cheese! Lines for the cupcakes! Lines for dinner! We have no choice, but to get in line. The line slowly dissipates and we finally load our plates of what is left to eat. If you are a vegetarian, it’s not your night because there is only beef to choose from. Strange selection I think. We scramble to find our table in the sea of tables and people.
My husband and I greet our table members and enjoy our beef dinner. The program begins promptly at 7:05 p.m. We are greeted by the president of Lambuth University. After he speaks, Bill Cosby is introduced! He tells of stories when he was fifteen. He makes crazy faces like he did on the Cosby Show and Jello commercials. He has the audience laughing the whole time. My mouth is still hurting from laughing so much. Tonight is definitely a night to remember!