February 18th, 2016
Experience of a Lifetime
By Debora Ann New
The High Chaparral Reunion is rapidly approaching. If you have not made up your mind about attending it still is not too late to go. You will be missing a really great opportunity to meet and interact with the actors who made Westerns one of the most popular genres ever on Television if you do not make those reservations and head for the Reunion.
I know, from personal experience, how truly wonderful several of the actors who will be at the Reunion really are. I made up my mind to go the the first Western Heritage Festival in Boise, Idaho, last year. After making my non-refundable flight reservations, I started having second thoughts: Would there be enough time to meet the actors? Would they just go through the motions of signing autographs? Would I fit in to the group I belong to on Facebook (Robert Fuller Fandom)? Fortunately several of the other Fandom members, especially Dee and Carol, assured me that I would have a great time, would fit into the Fandom group, and that the actors were really easy to approach.
I am so glad that I listened because having the opportunity to meet Don Collier, Robert Fuller, Roberta Shore, and Alex Cord was one of the best experiences of my life! That may sound like an exaggeration, but it is the truth. The most impressive thing about all four of these individuals is how truly kind they are. They appreciate their fans, are really genuinely nice human beings, and they are very interesting individuals.
None of us are getting any younger so take advantage of the opportunity to meet all the wonderful actors who will be at the 2016 High Chaparral Reunion!