Just a reminder that even though I've cancelled my open house, there will be plenty to see before the Farnam dinner at 6:30 Friday. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 at the hotel. Doc will be there then, there will be several tables of displays (including a save DQ), and a continuous showing of pix of Doc's boats and of him at various stages of his career. There will also be a showing of a great short movie Michael Blaser has provided which shows the river activity in 1940 in the Quad Cities. Approximately 300 people have signed up for the dinner, hope to see some of you there. (The Holiday Inn is the only hotel in downtown Rock Island and has gone by many names over the years. Its on 17th Street and 3rd Avenue.)