Are we a Family? I wonder. A bunch of lions may be called a pride. A bunch of geese may be called a gaggle. A bunch of elephants may be called a herd. We as a bunch of Chapters are called the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. We are an organization of men and women dedicated to the theme of horology. We can be called an organization. In fact, on the computer you may type in the name (NAWCC.org) and you are immediately welcomed to our site. Type in NAWCC or use our full name and we are connected to the world of horology. Would it surprise anyone if I said we are a family of men and women interested in horology? However, we may be thousands of miles apart. From many different stratus of life and we may converse in many tongues not familiar to one another. We may have different interests in our common bond of horology. Some are interested only in watches, others in another branch called clocks. Still others are drawn to horologic history and to the very essence of time. We have men and women who are leaders, we have many who are followers and we have writers, we have collectors of these horologic wonders in all its phases. Ask a question about something, a clock or watch, or you may have inherited, or just bought a timepiece you may want to know more about and its age or history, or where to get it repaired. On our many Forums, men and women…people who extend the helping hand will try to answer your need. To me, that is family. A group of humans who some how became enamored of this thing we call horology. It gave them a passion. A lease on life, it gave them a great learning experience…an experience helping them to form and to keep on adding to that qualitative experience of this hobby we call horology. Their learning experience and knowledge rubbed off on so many of our membership that has carried on through generations.