this be among the best and most glorious Birthdays you've ever
and Mrs. Adamson know already that I am thrilled and proud to be
numbered among hundreds of Bonny Oaks Alumni who owe you dearly.
personal caring for all of God's children --- your cheerful,
patient and kind daily interaction with everyone --- and your
effective Management know-how brought instant relief to 300+ boys and
girls accustomed to doing without.
the duration of WW II, we Bonny Oaks children presented to out-siders
as rag-tag, somber, and accepting of whatever. Deep down
though we believed in Miracles. Overnight it seems, YOU
became our real-life MIRACLE --- and a Miracle-maker for
Chattanooga's "underprivileged" children!
your 86th Birthday, I am reminded of my first encounter with
"the young, slick, and new Bonny Oaks Supt." from the Greenville,
TN Methodist Children's Home. The feel and fragrance
of that special memory provides contentment and a broad smile to this 71
year old retired Boys/Girls Club Youth Development Specialist.
could not say it as a rambunctious adolescent youth during the
mid-40s, following is the sentiment I sensed when meeting you and Mrs.
Adamson: "The Adamson PRESENCE is a PROMISE for
more HOPEFUL tomorrows". And how you accomplished so much
with so little is still beyond me!
bless you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
W. "Charley" Camp and wife, Marie