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Philippines Muster

- Released on Apr 20, 2008

Muster was graciously hosted by Albert ’85 and Monica ’89 Atkinson just south of Manila, Philippines in Alabang. Albert served up traditional Texas barbeque including brisket, chicken and sausage. In preparing the barbeque, Albert assisted the butcher in selecting the brisket, then smoked and slow cooked it to perfection. Monica served sumptuous side dishes of baked beans, potato salad, green bean casserole, and corn on the cob. We topped off the meal with cheese cake and an authentic Texas Sheet Cake. Everything was delicious!

In addition to the Albert ’85 and Monica ‘89 Atkinson, Aggies present included Bill Anderson ’99, Roderick C. Perez ’93, Dr. Albert (BJ) DelaCruz ’96, and Dirk Smith ’84.

A traditional Aggie Muster program was followed with Bill giving the invocation, Rod reciting the history of Muster, and Dirk reading the Roll Call. Albert used his BQ skills to lead us in the “Aggie War Hymn”, “Spirit of Aggieland” and “Silver Taps.”

Everyone had a part in the success of Muster but special thanks to the Atkinsons for hosting and those who brought side dishes. Also, thanks to the spouses and children who assisted us to “live over the days you spent at the A&M College of Texas.”