We are blessed to continue to live in our big, beautiful house,
Thanks to an army of cleaners, landscapers, and painters.
The General Contractor continued his work this year by
Supervising installation of a variety of improvements.
Such as a ceramic cooktop, a microwave/convection oven,
An upright freezer, an attic fan, a wrought iron handrail,
And soon, gutter helmets on all 150 feet of the
Two and three story gutters surrounding the house.
Barbara continues to serve on the acquisitions committee
Of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, as a lifetime trustee.
Patrick leads a klatch of old ladies, plus one other old guy
In discussion of Eugene Peterson’s opus on “spiritural theology.”
In the spring, we took a dream cruise to the Adriatic and Aegean.
Spending days in Venice, and making port calls at
Split, Corfu, Mykonos, Dubrovnik, Crete, Athens, and Ephesus.
Followed by land tours in Florence and Rome.
We are avid patrons of the arts, on Cape Cod and in New York,
Enjoying the HD Met Opera broadcasts at the local art cinema
And the concerts of our own symphony orchestra,
Where we met in adjacent seats two years ago.
Health is always a matter of concern at eighty plus,
But so far we manage to ignore the usual aches and pains.
We thank the Good Lord for letting us keep our marbles, mostly,
And delight in one another’s company.
Blessings to you and yours,
Barbara and Patrick
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