It is hard to feel in the Christmas spirit this year with the weather at 80 degrees the last few weeks. But life goes on and time seems to be going by faster.


JIM: Life goes on as he works at the Veterans Administration as a Primary Care Staff Physician Assistant just 5 miles from the house. His web sites have been steadily growing and his e-business is also growing with never enough time in his day to complete the growing list of task. However it keeps him busy and he has linked up with some old buddies he served with in Vietnam. He is also writing a Book about his Army experiences ( His E-Mail address is;


LIZ: Busy as usual as the heart and soul of the family. She is a Registered Nurse at the Veterans Administration just 5 miles from the house. She has completed most of her classes in her Masters Program and is looking forward to finishing in June 2003. Between home, work, family and school she is one busy lady. Her E-Mail address is;


COLLEEN; Busy also with school and work. She is working as a preschool teacher and loves her job and attends class’s nights and most weekends. Someday she hopes to graduate someday with a BA. There is a special guy in her life now and his name is James. Only time will tell where this may go. Her E-Mail address is;


ERIN: Private Erin is now stationed at Fort Sam Houston Texas for about 3 more months (Until 14 March) to become an Army Medic, then off to jump school and a follow up assignment with the 173d Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy. She has grown tremendously and is a much more mature young women. By the time her tour in the Army is over she will have lots of real life experience. Her E-Mail address is;


SEAMUS:  Is a senior in high school and is the Captain of the wrestling team. We go out to his matches and become his own private cheering section. He is active in Scouting and is an Eagle Scout. He is also moving up in the Civil Air Patrol and we hope to see him make Lieutenant in 2003. He too has taken the Army Bug and signed up to join Erin as an Airborne Medic in Italy. He departs for training on 10 June 2003, His E-Mail address is;


UNCLE BERNIE; He is 90 year old and is still the energizer bunny. We find it hard to keep up with him. His health is unbelievably good and we ask him if he will care for us when we get old. Of course he says, “Yes”, He is still an avid Yankee fan and watches all the games! He takes care of the pets and watches old movies on T.V. that is when he is not out bowling. His average is about 110 and it is not unusual for him to make at least 1-2 strikes a game. Sorry not E-mail address but he like to get cards.


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