What's the AYMF Club? A motley group of fun-seekers, with no well-defined membership criteria. Many of us originally met when working at Dayton Power & Light, where we habitually terrorized the staff of Sherlock's Home, a nearby emporium of fine spirits (and the infamous DomDr's). Others were drawn into the group, and heartily embraced when it became obvious that they had the AYMF spirits running through their veins (literally and figuratively).
OK, so what does AYMF stand for? AYMF'ers have been known to come up with some very creative answers to this question. I think my favorite was American Youth for a Moral Future; I'm just sorry I can't remember who gets the credit for that one. But frequently, a streetwise individual will ask "OK, I can figure out the MF, but what's the AY?" In cases like these, a common answer is "It's a nautical term", which usually doesn't enlighten them very much.
If I tell you what it means, I'll have to explain it; and the explanation really deserves a page of its own, so here it is.
It's too bad I didn't know about this web stuff back in our glory days 15-20 years ago (actually, very few people besides Al Gore knew about it then); there was a lot of stuff that could have been documented here (or maybe it's just as well that it wasn't). In more recent years, activity has dwindled somewhat as members have become more geographically dispersed, involved in other activities, saner, etc. But small subsets of us still manage to convene occasionally, and I'll try to document some of the recent activities, as well as some of the more historic early ones that I captured on film.