2009 Christmas Letter

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Happy Holidays to Everyone and Best Wishes for the New Year Dear Friends, Brigitte is decorating the Christmas tree.  We settle for a smaller tree these days.  We used to have fifteen foot tall ones in our living room.  This year’s tree is half that size; easier to manage and it saves on electricity. In his day, Benjamin Franklin, in the interest of conserving costly candles, was the first to suggest setting the clock back.  CO2 was not...

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2008 Christmas Letter

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Happy Holidays to Everyone and Best Wishes For the New Year Dear Friends, Thank you very much for all the good wishes for Gerry’s 75th birthday.  We had planned to have the whole family get together in Las Vegas to celebrate.  Susan had a surprise gift prepared:  she’d put together a book of her grandmother’s memoirs.  But Gerry ended up in the hospital with a hernia operation. We compensated for the mishap by going on a...

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2007 Christmas Letter

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Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2008 Dear Friends, Let it snow, let it snow. It is nice that we have snow for the pre holiday season. The news of the year is already covered in our various Websites. Our daughter Susan did not mention in hers that she got married to Stephen Foehner last July and next week they will come from California to stay with us over the holidays. Peter flies in from Florida where he bought a house last month at an...

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2006 Christmas Letter

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Dear Friends, I was thinking about the Pilgrims this past Thanksgiving, and how much things have changed in this country.  Only 50 people survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, half the number that originally boarded the Mayflower.  A couple years after I arrived in this country, I visited the 1964 World’s Fair in NY.  There was a giant US population wheel on display pointing to the 200 million mark.  Last month, according to the...

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2005 Christmas Letter

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December 2005 It is snowing outside, the first snow of the season. Today is the second Sunday of advent.  We still like to light a new candle on the advent wreath every Sunday until Christmas.  This is a German tradition, not customary in this country. A new tradition for us is attending a performance of Handel’s Messiah, a beautiful piece we have been enjoying every December for the past few years.  Although Christian in nature, people...

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