The great northwest had a lovely summer. This September, Marion and I celebrated our 70th wedding anniversary and the birth of our first great grandchild. We both are blessed with good heath and do as much as we can to be physically and mentally active at our age. At retirement, I took up a somewhat unusual hobby for a male–Cross stitching! I have done more pieces than I can count but about a year and a half ago I took on a monster. The theme is horses and will take some 84,000 stitches. It is now about 60 percent completed and I hope to finish by the end of 2014! Warm greetings to all!
Robert W. Thomas, Jr. CdeP 1940