In 1940, while stationed in the Philippines, President Roosevelt, upon learning of an imminent Japanese invasion, ordered General Douglas MacArthur and his troops, to leave the islands at once.
Upon boarding the ship, he exclaimed, for all to hear, “I shall return.” In late 1941, he and his troops did indeed return and drove the Japanese from the Philippines.
Far from being as legendary figure as the great general, I too am making a promise, “I shall return.”
It appears that my Docs have ordered me into the hospital for some spinal surgery which will result in fusing the L3 and L4 vertebrae together and then locking them into the L5.
I have had this type of surgery, way back in 1992 and it held up pretty well, but time and jogging and spending too much time on airplanes and in cars has resulted in a need for this procedure.
As this surgery will be taking place tomorrow, I am sadly reporting that I will miss the BPAA convention in Las Vegas; the first one I will have missed since 1977 when I was just a young pup of a marketing guy at the National Bowling Council.
So please bear with me as I recover.
I will do my very best to get some new ideas and thoughts out to you, but in the interim and if you should get nostalgic for some of my older posts, there are now 385 of them that can be accessed at www.fredkaplowitz.blogspot.com
I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your loyal readership and helping to grow the audience for “Fredquarters Marketing.” I sincerely hope that in some small way I have helped you, your business and have motivated, inspired and provoked some new ideas for you to implement.
So with God’s blessings and a “little help from my friends and, in the words of General MacArthur, “I shall return.”