Christmas Greetings '06
Everyone has to someday decide what they want to be when they grow up. Given that we’ll both start drawing Social Security next year, I guess it’s become more of an assessment than a decision. We’re entering a new phase of our lives and we’re very happy with it. I’ve been retired for five years now and Elmeda will retire this coming April. We are healthy and active and want to make the most of our retirement. We each have our own avid interests – my wine making and her quilting – which we don’t share but actively support each other in. Then we have many mutual interests which we enjoy together – music, travel, hiking, and socializing with friends. We’re trying to broaden our horizons, learning some new skills – more about that next year, maybe.
We took two trips this year, a week in
With just four months to go, Elmeda is really looking forward to not getting up at and commuting to the city. She’s taken over the large upstairs “bunk room” for a quilting studio and plans on buying a large quilting machine when she retires. She’s been prolific this year, even quilting part time, making five large quilts plus many smaller projects. She was also pleased to host a 60th birthday party for her brother Skip in September.
Mark and his significant other, Tracey Morgan, have been
busy landscaping and decorating their new home in
Matthew and Wibke got married in January. Because of Wibke’s
academic schedule and visa restrictions, eloping to a B&B in
Michael bought Matthew’s house on
Aaron has made a career change – long haul truck driving. After attending truck school, getting his class A license, and putting in the 30 days supervised driving, he now has his own assigned truck, driving for Swift Company. The time on the road has been hard on him and Colleen but after a year, there will be more local driving options available to him. In the meantime, the frequent opportunities to talk with him on the phone while he’s driving have been nice.
You can review the year in pictures on our web site - www.elmeda.com.
Wishing everyone the best of holidays,
Jan and Elmeda