An update from our
(reported elsewhere in this issue) hasdevastated all of us, as would similar news about any other Classmate. Once again, I amreminded of how fortunate I have been to have reestablished contact in the 21st centurywith Classmates from the Twentieth. Harold is a perfect example.
Harold’s and Carolyn’s
road will be long and bumpy, so our knee-
time must be long and constant. ’N’uff said!
ANNUAL GTG has been set for April 11-
13. Our “ M’s” are working
on schedules, agendas and other details; watch for these in February but in the meantime,
please block off those days. We will have “official” functions on Friday and Saturday
nights and will have the presentation to our
Coverdell Scholar at 9:00 Friday in theBrockman Lecture Hall. We hope to have one or more special guests at the presentation,so please plan to attend.
GRANNY AND GRANDDAD’S HOUSE
Marilyn and I were talking the other dayabout the trials and tribulations (and the joys, of course!) of putting out the
on a monthly basis. We found we have had similar frustrations. We have lots of peopleeager to read about what others are doing, but many fewer who have time enough toshare what is going on in their lives. We decided that one way to encourage people to
share with the Class and others would be to start a “Grandkids Brag Corner,” or some
such title. I volunteered to make the first submission.Directly behind t
his page is a copy of “Memory Scetches” [
], the Christmas presentgiven to me this year by our 16 year-old granddaughter, Annie. Annie made all of hergifts this year, and I think I got the best of the lot!
These memories include her “skunking” her Granddad at cribbage for the first time;gazing at stars in Yosemite; ignoring the ovens’ warni
ngs that our cookies were done.
(thus, ”CHARCOAL COOKIES.)
The best memory of all deals with ”BUTTER BRICKLE ICE CREAM.” (Annie, as most other Californians, have never heard of Butter
Brickle Ice Cream; when I discovered a store which served it, I called Annie and said,
“Come on, Girl, I am going to take you for a little taste of Heaven!”) Note the drawing
has Granddad taking two lanes to race to the store AND (darn her black heart), note thehaircut she has given the driver.Hope to see you in April!