Some might have noticed that my usual publication date for my Foot*Notes is Friday morning. A few weeks back I was planning ahead the publishing dates of Foot*Notes texts, when I was browsing through my Filofax calendar and discovered the birthday entry of the first cheerleader squad coach Teri Wilhelmy falls on a Friday in 2021. As I'm always looking for some inspiration what to write next, I found it a suitable idea to publish a short text, wishing Teri a happy birthday wherever she were.

I also tried to find her but the search in the internet and in some social media networks came up with some strange and esoteric search results which promised not to be successful if pursued any further.

On Teri's birthday I got up early (by accident) and sent the newly published link of the text via Facebook to two former cheerleaders which belonged to the foundation squad back in 1992. A few hours later Feray sent me a SMS, stating that she'd tried to find Teri and might have found a hint where to get a hold of her. She provided me with an internet link and I found it quite promising too, so I wrote an e-mail to the address provided by the website.

FerayFeray 1993 (Foto:Howard Fuhs)

Due to the time shift between Germany and Minnesota I had to wait some hours. As there has been no answer arrived until 6 pm german time I thought I'll give the telephone number a try. And Teri itself picked up the phone! What a pleasant surprise to be successful at the first try. After a nice telephone chat we established contacts via social media and the word spread around like wildfire. More and more former Cheerleaders were contacting Teri.

Teri Wilhelmy 1993Teri Wilhelmy 1993 (Foto:Howard Fuhs)

Finally, after 28 years, the circle is closed again!

Mehr Fotos aus der Anfangszeit der Wiesbaden Phantoms sind auch online in meinem Fotoarchiv Lichtbildwerkstatt.Net zu finden!

Stay tuned for more to come and don't forget to support the Wiesbaden Phantoms. Vor allem aber, bleibt gesund!

Have fun!
Howard #70

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