Pete Lafontaine shares good news:
My wife Judi and I had an extra special Thanksgiving this year. Not only were both of our sons and their wives able to join us on Cape Cod this year for our first Thanksgiving together in several years, but we also recently became grandparents for the first time and were able to spend some quality time with our grandson Louis.
Our son Trevor recently ran a 2:20 marathon at the California International Marathon in Sacramento. He ran a personal best time by four minutes and so now if he he can knock two more minutes off his time he’ll qualify to compete at the next U.S. Olympic Trials.
Maureen McKeever had a busy fall:
Wilkins Township had its Bicentennial in 2021 and we had big plans – which all went overboard when Covid started. We ended up having a parade in September, a 5 K Run in October (no, I did not run – I helped) and a huge fireworks show in November. It was really fun to ride on a float in a parade – my first time! Every other parade I was ever in I was in a band. I also got to visit my brother in Haverford in September and we went to Longwood Gardens. The winter was quiet, and now my employer is (again) making plans to bring all of the work-at-home people back. I have been in the office the entire pandemic. I hope everyone is safe and well!
Stueart Mill reunited with classmates in November:
I returned today from a trip to Tampa to meet up with friends from KP: Scott and Glenda O’Connor, Bill Sliker, Maria & Jon Kjaerulff. They were in town for a Navtech Conference for pilots. We tried to get the old crew from the T-boats together as shown in the old photo from ‘83, but Chris Hart wasn’t able to make it, so we held a space for him in the recent photo. Jon and Bill and I had a nice tour of the American Victory Ship floating museum which is well worth a visit. Everyone seems healthy and happy, and we are looking forward to our 40th reunion.
Bumper Kunkle has been getting around:
I’ve been busy traveling and settling in here in Tennessee.
I went to Daytona to see the race with my wife, Maria, daughter, Allison, my sister Miko, and her husband Wayne. Allison and Wayne are race fans and their birthdays were on race day so we decided to go this year.
I finally got to catch-up with Stu Mill while we were there. He lives in Ponce Inlet so we met for dinner on Saturday. Stu is doing well. He’s retired and stays busy as a parttime yoga teacher, riding his bike, and all the typical things retired folks do.
I spoke to Steve Dear (’85) a few weeks ago. He bought a property in Chico, CA close to where his youngest daughter goes to school. Steve is always on to go but I hope to catch up with him sometime soon at his new home.
Bumper also spoke to Tom Bodman a couple of weeks ago. He and Sue are back in Florida for a while but I’m sure they will be headed out on the road again soon.
A.J. Murphy shares some pictures from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, where he met up with Yvette Smith Piggott right before the start of Krewe of Iris parade. Additional photo from a family party…withYvette and Jim Quern.
Tony Hartman was invited to and spoke at the March for Life events in both McAllen and Schertz, Texas this year.
Meanwhile, Ray Christensen participated in March for Life in Washington DC on a frigid January day. Peace!