Happy late winter!
Instead of the usual excuses for our tardiness (some perhaps true), we thank you for the news of your lives and would like to share a bit of ours.
was a year of transition for us: Karen moved west, Paul spent his first summer
away, Helen assumed a presidency, and Lee started a new job.
Paul is now totally engaged as a sophomore at Pomona College. A
computer science major, he works random hours the information technology
center and help desk. He spent last summer living on campus, cooking
communally, working at the IT center, and with his friends taking advantage of
his annual pass to Disneyland.
Karen completed two years of teaching physics at Saint Ann’s school
in Brooklyn, and then moved to Los Angeles where she is teaching high school
at Harvard Westlake. She spent a month during the summer touring Thailand,
China and Japan with a close friend. Enjoying southern California warmth and
outdoor activities, Karen has been surfing and paragliding.
Lee changed jobs and airports. His new companies are biotech start-ups
in Boston. Having purchased a digital SLR, he now spends his limited free time
in search of the perfect sunset. Pursing his dream of retiring, he has begun
by moving to a four day work week.
Helen moved from busy to busier. She continues as chair of our
church’s building committee managing a $1.5 million earthquake retrofit and
remodel. In June, she became president of the League of Women Voters of
Oakland. In her honor (?), Arnold arranged for as special election fall
election to keep Helen extra busy. She continues as a foster parent for
kittens from the local SPCA. And she was the public representative on the
committee to select new touch panel, verifiable voting equipment for Alameda
Family: Helen & Lee toured the spring wild flowers in Death Valley,
the muddy river of Zion, and the snow of Bryce. Helen will never forgive Lee
for the “death march” all day trek through the hoodoos of Bryce, tramping
on narrow, snow covered ledges.
Helen and Paul attended a Hutchison family reunion near Bar Harbor, Maine.
Lee, suppose to attend, stayed home to mediate the repair of leaks in our
Instead of composing this letter at Christmas, the four of us spent a
delightful 10 days on the big island of Hawaii. We split our time between the
sunshine beach of the western desert, and the rain forest and volcano.
As empty nesters, we have empty bedrooms. We would love to have you stay with
us if your travels bring you to the San Francisco area.
Yours in peace,
Lee & Helen
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