What have you been up to:
I'm still working with the Maine Department of Education's satellite office in Arundel, ME (10 years 2/3/22). Maine is finally moving closer to the merger of our County (York) Special Education (Child Find (ages 3-5)) office, (along with the remaining 15 counties), into the public school systems. Maine is the last of the 50 States, to complete the process. A full merger of the first 49 has happened. When it happens, I may finally retire.
My daughter Kasey, will celebrate 7 years of marriage in June '22. She still works in the Dept of Justice as an FBI analyst in Boston. After the US Capital attack 1/6/21, she spent many hours working of photos and videos of the insurrectionists, as well has taking phone calls from people identifying/sharing names of attendees. She and her husband still live in Westford,MA and have adopted 2 rescue dogs. Kasey still has her horse and is an accomplished Dressage show participant. In September, she competed at the N.E. Regionals in Saugerties, NY. She did so well, she earned a spot to compete at the Nationals in Kentucky. She scored a 4th place ribbon in Freestyle and was able to participate in the 'Stroll of the Champions.' Kasey will continue to ride, train and compete in 2022.
My parents' summer house on Drakes Island, ME, continues to be a family focal point. This past summer, my father celebrated his 95 birthday and my mother's turned 94 in November. They are the oldest living & longest married couple (72 years) on this Maine island ~ a noteworthy honor. They finally returned to their Florida home in Oct.'21, glad to be back as they did not enjoy the freezing cold & icy winds on the Island last two winters. They now have 3 great granddaughters (ages 6, 3, 2,) and a great grandson, 6 mo. old.
My brother Rich (NHS '76) has been an adjunct Professor teaching 'Homeland Security' at MA Maritime in Bourne, for the past 5 years. Since he has now become a remote Prof., Rich sold in Bourne home in May and purchased a motor home. After a bit of traveling, Rich has put down roots in Buffalo, buying another house on Grand Island. He makes frequent trips to see his Hawaii based son, who is all over the world with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).
Still wondering what more havoc this 'virus' will create. Please keep yourselves safe.