The Schaeffers at Christmas 2001
Merry Christmas to all of you! We have had such
mild weather this Fall that it is hard to realize that it is December and time again to
Like all Americans we were shocked by the events in September and are
encouraged to see the way we all can support each other through hard times. We were very
lucky that none of our close family members were killed and our prayers are for those who
did lose loved ones.
You are the visitor this season!
One of our silk screened cards from Christmas past.
|Last February we took a winter vacation to Florida. Our son gave
us a Garmen GPS receiver for Christmas so we needed an
excuse to try it out on a long trip. We stayed with Judy's nephew in Deltona while his
parents were visiting at the same time. One day we walked on the sandy beach at Daytona
and then drove up the coast to see the old Spanish fort at St. Augustine. We just
missed the manatees at Blue Spring State
Park but did take a nature cruse on the St. Jones River
We visited Silver Springs and met some former
neighbors for dinner. Another excursion took us south along the coast to visit friends at
Vero Beach. While traveling around Florida, we stopped at a Burger King and found that the
manager was a retired Westinghouse engineer who was one of Lee's Churchill Television
|We were able to see some close friends and relatives
on the trip down and back. Visiting new places is interesting but spending time with
friends always has a special meaning for us. We stopped in Tennessee to visit our friends
in their new Log Home on Pine
Ridge and returned in November to spend a lovely Thanksgiving with them.
One of the highlights of the year
was our hot-air balloon
ride with Keiko Matsomoto Varughese for her very special birthday! We highly
recommend the experience. Strangely, there is virtually no sensation of motion until they
end the flight by running the balloon into a tree! Later in the summer, Keiko and Judy
drove to visit another college classmate near Chicago.
|The high school musical last spring was "On the
Twentieth Century." Lee still has the theater in his blood and continues to
do the program pictures, Web Page, video and special effects. As always, the
students and staff did a superb production.
chased her last mouse this year and is now resting under her favorite bush.
Our son Lee III is still living near us and working for Cornerstone Television as webmaster. He keeps busy in his
spare time as a coach for Bible Quizzing and
helping his dad with the football game videography.
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