Thomas brought his 16-year-old nephew Reed to Shore Leave. Reed was visiting from Texas; the next week, Thomas and Reed drove back to Houston and Thomas stayed with his family for a few months.
Don attended Shore Leave VI in the company of Thomas and a
group of his friends -- about eight of them shared a room in the
Hunt Valley Inn. It was a very confused convention for Don, and
the high (?) point came when some of the friends returned to find
him and Thomas necking. The friends couldn't handle this, nor
could they handle Don's contention that the proper adult response
was to say "Excuse me," walk out and close the door.
Don wound up going home, then several of them came down to get
him . . . and one sleepless night later, the matter was all settled.
Needless to say, Don doesn't remember much of Shore Leave VI . . . except that he seems to recall a rather hilarious "Star Trek Revival Meeting" on Sunday afternoon.