2015 Christmas Letter

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Christmas Letters | 0 comments

Merry Christmas to Everyone and Best Wishes for the New Year! Dear friends, We hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. Today on the First Advent, we were invited to visit friends in Westhampton. The weather was so mild that we could even spend time outside and there was no word yet mentioned about the holidays. The arrival of our German gingerbread package was not enough to launch us into the Christmas spirit either. This week we...

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2014 Christmas Letter

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in blog, Christmas Letters | 0 comments

Happy Holidays to Everyone and Best Wishes for the New Year! Dear relatives and friends, Yesterday, Sunday, we attended a Christmas service in the Long Island Anglican Cathedral in Garden City, “A Festival of Carols” Anglican churches are soberly furnished; putting an emphasis on the excellent church choir. It put us in a great Christmas spirit. Brigitte has sold her house in Neuburg an der Donau. I will miss the view of the Neuburg...

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2013 Christmas Letter

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in blog, Christmas Letters | 0 comments

Happy Holidays to Everyone and Best Wishes for the New Year! Dear relatives and friends, Thank you very much for the many well wishes on my 80th birthday in April.  My male ancestors died early.  I am blessed… in the last 120 years none of them got as old as I am now. All my life I’ve felt suspicious about the number 13, but now that the year 2013 is almost behind us, I’m grateful that I can reflect back on a fortunate year:  no hospital stays,...

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2009 Christmas Letter

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Christmas Letters | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Christmas Letters | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Christmas Letters | 0 comments

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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