I have been remiss in congratulating Renaldo Kuhler on his 80th birthday in November, 2011. Although I was invited down to the party at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, I wasn’t able to make the trip. I think I missed the party of the year.
I understand that Renaldo (and fans) have been to the Grove Park Inn before, and caused a bit of a kerfuffle. Renaldo is a striking figure and could easily pass for any one of a number of eccentric characters. Apparently during an earlier visit, there was a rumour that he was “that famous Russian author”, although no one could quite remember his name. He had a trail of followers all weekend, intent on his every word. It makes me laugh just to imagine the scene.
His birthday celebration was, by all reports, a grand affair. Happy birthday, dear Renaldo, and may you enjoy 80 more!