At an HFMA Board meeting many years ago, the author made plans with a fellow HFMA Board member to meet at Vail for a long weekend of skiing. At the last minute, his ski buddy pooped out, and he was alone at Vail. When he awoke the first morning, the snow was intense. The lift line was unusually short, but since he was alone, he barged through a couple to join another single. Here were two past chief-elected officers of HFMA meeting unexpectedly in a most unusual manner. Needless to say, for the rest of his potentially solo stay in Vail, he was part of Ernie Laetz's party, and a good time was had by all.